About this Webinar
An interactive session with Janet Hoeke & Laura Wallis, thought-leaders, children mental-health advocates, and systems innovators who have fulfilled important roles in the building of Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Service (YES) System of Care.
The hour of sharing will allow attendees to learn the importance of ‘lived experience’ and why systems of care must have parents/caregivers and youth, ‘not just sitting at the table’ rather, engaged as equal partners. In addition, ‘trust’ is essential in building an effective system of care, where all children/youth, emerging adults and families have access to high quality care in achieving successful outcomes.
Kenneth McGill, EdS LMFT
Solution-Focused Care Senior Scientist at Opeeka
Owner at WillowTree Mosaics & Birch Grove Mosaics
Janet enjoys building relationships and creating open dialog. A parent to three, Janet willingly shares her epic parenting fears, woes and fails as experiential examples of how perspective matters. Working with the State of Idaho, Janet facilitates understanding the fundamental paradigm shift necessary to successfully transform our system of care into a system that truly cares for those it serves. Throughout the last six years, Janet has collaborated to transform the design, implementation and outcomes of the Idaho Youth Empowerment Service (YES) System of Care. She has shared her real-life experience raising children with suicidality and severe developmental disabilities to foster understanding, encourage conversation, and improve access to care.
Recently, Janet has joined with the Praed Foundation to provide parent perspective in training and workforce development issues relating to the CANS, ANSA, FAST, RISE, CAT and SSIT tools.
In her other life, Janet is the founder and owner of WillowTree Mosaics, a comprehensive medical billing services company for pediatric therapists. It is Janet’s sincerest desire to foster open dialogs and collaboratively address the challenges mental health presents to our families, our communities and our state agencies.
Laura Wallis, P.E.
Co-Director of Operations at Idaho Parent Network for Children's Mental Health
Laura is a Professional Civil Engineer, an advocate for children’s mental health, a member of Idaho’s Region 7 Children’s Mental Health Subcommittee, and sometimes feels like a professional meeting sitter-inner. Laura loves speaking at events where she can share a bit of her journey as a parent of a child with complex needs in the hopes that her experiences will help families feel less alone and the professionals who work with families like hers feel more confident and able to impact positive change. Laura is grateful to have been a part of Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) implementation process and looks forward to the day when every child has access to the mental health supports, they need.