Special Initiatives

Gabriel Myers Work Group

June 18, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ft. Lauderdale
Meeting Agenda

Call to Order
Minutes from the June 8 Workgroup Meeting
Dr. Jim Sewell,
Chair
Workgroup Introductions Dr. Jim Sewell,
Chair
Update on DCF Data Validation Project John Cooper,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Operations, Department of Children and Families
Update on Broward Agencies Performance Improvement Plan Kimberly Welles,
Department of Children and Families, Southeast Region
My Experience as a Child in the Foster Care System Kimberly Foster and Mez Pierre
Best Practices for Mental Health in Child Welfare:
Pharmacotherapy Practices and Guidelines
Medication Monitoring Guidelines
Christopher Bellonci, M.D.,
Medical Director and Senior Clinical Consultant
Walker Home and School,
Needham, Massachusetts
Update on Quality Assurance David Daniels,
Department of Children and Families
Update on Legal Issues
Evaluation Form
Esther Jacobo,
Children’s Legal Services, Department of Children and Families
Process Flow Chart for Children in the Department's Care who are Prescribed Psychotropic Medications Esther Jacobo,
Children’s Legal Services, Department of Children and Families

The next meeting of the Gabriel Myers Workgroup will be held July 6 in Tallahassee