Texas Cross Site for Infants and Toddlers

Texas Cross Site for Infants and Toddlers

October 10-11, 2019

Hyatt Place Dallas/North Galleria | 5229 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas, TX 75254

Hotel accommodations are available at Hyatt Place Dallas for $110 per night. Click HERE to book your room! Book by September 18th to receive group rates. 

FREE Registration Here!

CEU’s Offered: LPC, SW, CPE, ECI  — and – CLE’s


The Texas Cross Site Learning Retreat on Infants and Toddlers in Child Welfare is an opportunity for stakeholders to share what is and is not working within their communities and come up with new solutions together. A state-wide summit provides the opportunity for communities to pool resources around professional development, evaluation, and best practices.

Such vast interest in this area creates a valuable opportunity to build a learning community across counties in Texas that can not only learn from one another but with one another.


Who should attend?

Judges Overseeing CPS Cases

Child Protective Services Staff

Child Placement Agencies

Lawyers Involved With The Child Welfare System

Early Childhood Intervention

Service Providers in Child Welfare



October 10th | Day 1

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM |Registration, Lunch, and Networking

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM | Welcome – Introduction to I/T Models in Texas, Sadie Funk, First3Years

12:15 PM – 2:30 PM | Keynote: Attachment, Transitions and Reunification Planning with Dr. Charles Zeanah, Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Tulane University

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | Case Planning with Dr. Zeanah & CPS

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM | Break

3:30 PM– 4:30  PM | Funding, Evaluation, and Partnership with DFPS: Luanne Southern, Casey Family Programs; Cindy Patrick, Meadows Foundation; Monica Faulkner, University of Texas: Institute for Child and Wellbeing; and George Cannata, LCSW, LCPPA | CPS Regional Director – Region 3 West

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM | ECI 


October 11th | Day 2

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Breakfast and Networking

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM | Welcome to Day 2, Sadie Funk, First3Years

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM | Coparenting Participant Panel (Birth Parent, Foster Parent, Coordinator, CPS)

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Bringing the Perspective of EC Development and the Law to Social Services and Family Court: Connie Almeida, Fort Bend County Behavioral Health (Developmental Expert) and Tiffany Reedy, Harris County Attorney’s Office (Legal Perspective)

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Regional Coalitions: Strategies for Building a Diverse Stakeholder Group

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Lunch & Networking

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Parental Behavioral Health & interactions with Specialty Courts

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Next Steps: Building on Momentum: Jesse Booher, Vice President for Policy & Innovation with Texas Alliance of Family and Child Services



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