FFPSA For Community Foster Care Providers, The Opportunities & Challenges

FFPSA For Community Foster Care Providers, The Opportunities & Challenges

About this Webinar

Now with FFPSA, there is an opportunity to reach more families for prevention. While this opportunity is incredible, it also means a larger population to serve and new modalities of service offerings to support.

We would like to invite you our webinar, FFPSA for Community Foster Care Providers, the Opportunities & Challenges. The event’s focus will be to generate conversation and ideas to meet new challenges as well as offer support around the FFPSA.

Your Host

Kenneth McGill, EdS LMFT

Solution-Focused Care Senior Scientist at Opeeka

Kenneth McGill spent the last 12 years at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care serving as the statewide trainer on Wraparound, the fundamental evidence-based practice offered throughout the New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC), and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) curriculum. Ken was the 2013 recipient of the Praed Foundation’s Outcomes Champion (CANS) Award for his work in children’s systems of care and outcomes management. He has more than 20 years of experience in marriage and family therapy, education and research and is currently serving as President of the New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NJAMFT). Ken received his Education Specialist degree in marriage and family therapy from and his Master’s in Education from Seton Hall University.


Dr. Kate Cordell

Dr. Kate Cordell, Ph.D., M.P.H.

President, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at Opeeka

Dr. Cordell is a nationwide thought leader for behavioral health technology, integrating data systems to support a whole- person approach to care. She has built models for federal, state, county, healthcare provider and community-based agencies to convert behavioral health and social program data into decisions and decisions into positive outcomes. Dr. Cordell works to identify whether individuals and families are improving during care. She is especially interested in what works for whom. Every person and family have a story, often complex but also sewn with common thread. Dr. Cordell uses longitudinal analysis methods to model the changing patterns in these complex tapestries, hoping to identify common elements of design.
Ryann Vernetson

Ryann Vernetson, MA, LPC

Chief of Clinical Innovation and Technology at SAFY

Ryann Vernetson is the Chief of Clinical Innovation and Technology at SAFY. In this role, she leads the agency’s innovations efforts in order to improve care for families and children. Additionally, she works with a multidisciplinary team to improve technology for the agency, in order to codify best practices, increase efficiency, and ensure that clinicians have the tools they need to meet their workplace potential. Ryann previously served in operations as SAFY’s Executive Director for Colorado, overseeing administrative, clinical, and programmatic functions State-wide. She is a practicing animal-assisted psychotherapist and clinical consultant.

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