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Focusing Prevention Efforts
Focusing Prevention Efforts

Thu, Oct 27



Focusing Prevention Efforts

Join Louisiana CASA for Session 3 of the Building Strong Children and Families Learning Series

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Time & Location

Oct 27, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT


About the event

Building Strong Children and Families: A Learning Series with CASA

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our second webinar series, Building Strong Children and Families. This series is brought to you in parntership with the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certian demagraphic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

Building Strong Children: State of the Babies

Join Louisiana CASA for our Building Strong Children and Families Learning Series. The third session in this public educational series is Focusing Prevention Efforts. A foundation is laid during the early years for all that comes later. When care is taken to support safe, stable, and nurturing families and environments, that foundation is sturdy and promotes lifelong health, well-being, and success, which benefits individuals, communities, and society. This presentation will explore how communities can support the success of the next generation by increasing access to evidence-based programs such as IECMH (Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health) Consultation, Home Visitation and high-quality early care and education programs.

About the Speakers

Susannah Boudreaux

Susannah Boudreaux is the Program Manager for the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Family Support and Coaching Program for the Louisiana Department of Health’s Bureau of Family Health. With a background in Special Education and Early Childhood Education she has had several opportunities to serve in the field.  She has served as a teacher in early childhood classrooms, provided support to families as a home visitor, and served as a parent educator during her time with the Louisiana Special School District.  Her more recent work has been focused in the systems that support children and families within the Louisiana Department of Health through her oversight and management of Louisiana’s Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Identification Program.  In her current role with MIECHV, Susannah is able to continue the pursuit of serving and supporting young children and their families, providing them with access to the tools and skills needed to grow and thrive. 

Paulette Carter

Paulette Carter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently serves as the Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (PIECMHC) Program Manager for the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health.  Paulette manages an array of programs that utilize mental health consultation as a tool in supporting frontline providers to effectively identify and respond to patients who are experiencing mental health issues. Paulette has nearly 25 years of experience working in the mental healthcare field and serves on numerous Boards and workgroups.  

Kristin Savicki

Kristin Savicki, Ph.D. is a psychologist and lead of the Child Clinical Systems team for Louisiana’s Office of Behavioral Health, within the Louisiana Department of Health.  She conducts analysis and quality improvement activities related to behavioral health services for youth, to support increased alignment with best practices and improved system design.  Her content expertise includes evidence-based practices and system of care approaches for youth.  

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