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Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
GAL: Medicating Their Trauma: Let's Talk about Psychotropic Medication
*Approved for 2 CLEs*

May 18 from noon-1:30

Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association Lunch & Learn Series hosted by the Florida Legal Services Statewide Training Initiative and co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Section

*This webinar will not be posted on YouTube so please register to receive the recording even if you cannot attend live*

Speakers: Marie Priebe, Staff Attorney at LASOCBA, Jill Spannagel, Vanessa Monn, Wendy Moore

Learn the best interest advocacy tips for foster children who are prescribed psychotropic medication.

May 18, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Vanessa Monn
Clinical Coordinator @Embrace Families
-Point of Contact (POC) for Embrace Families with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) -Facilitate staffings with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to address issues with services and to make sure needs are being met for the children covered under APD. -Maintain files, attend Operational staffings, complete and submit applications, and assist in transition children into adult hood, for children with Developmental Disabilities covered by APD -Point of Contact for Embrace Families for Human Trafficking cases in Seminole County. -POC for Embrace Families for Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessments (CBHA) in Seminole County. -Schedule, review, track and maintain data base for the CBHAs in Seminole County. -Review and assist Case Management with Psychotropic Medications prescribed to the children in Seminole County. -Facilitate a Baker Act Multidisciplinary Team Staffing for any child Baker Acted in Seminole County.
Jill Spannagel
Director of Utilization Management @Embrace Families
Oversee clinical services to youth and families within the Child Welfare System and identify any gaps in clinical services Oversee children requiring a higher level of care and ensuring appropriate clinical services are in place for stabilization Directly supervise Clinical Coordinators, Nurse Care Coordinator and Clinical Utilization Manager to ensure all program targets and measures are accomplished Manage budget for children in out of home care including licensed placements and collaborate with each County Executive Directors to meet budget targets and ensure children are placed in the most appropriate, least restrictive level of care Collaborate with community providers regarding services for children and families in our system of care Participate in Strategic Planning for the organization Collaborate with CBC Integrated Health and Sunshine Health to ensure we are meeting HEDIS measures, enrollment, and care coordination for children on the Child Welfare insurance plan
Wendy Moore
Clinical Coordinator @Embrace Families
FEBRUARY 2016-PRESENT CLINICAL COORDINATOR, Embrace Families Coordinate and assist with clinical aspects of behavioral healthcare for children in the dependency system. Complete the Human Trafficking Tool for children identified as being at risk for Human Trafficking. Process Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare Assessments for case management and the dependency court system. Complete documentation for Integrated Health. Ensure compliance with DCF medication standards and processes. Ensure least restrictive and appropriate services are being provided for children involved in the dependency system. DECEMBER 2014-February 2016 CLINICAL COORDINATOR, ONE HOPE UNITED Monitor compliance with psychotropic medication standards and complete Child Placement Agreements. Monitor use of Children’s Mental Health Funding and ensure all necessary documentation requirements are secured.