General Sessions: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Texas’ Child & Family Well-being System Priorities - A Conversation with the DFPS and HHSC Executive Leadership

9:00 - 10:00 am

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) executive leadership team will provide an overview of the short and long-term priorities and goals for the child and family well-being system. We will also hear information related to key initiatives such as Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), Community Based Care, Prevention, and much more. Presenters: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Residential Child Care Licensing Executive Leadership Team

A Vision for the Nation: Welcome Commissioner JooYeun Chang

10:15 - 11:15 am

We are honored to welcome National leaders JooYeun Chang, the acting assistant secretary and principal deputy assistant secretary at the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Commissioner Chang and Associate Commissioner Schomburg will share their vision for child welfare and how Texas is a key player in shaping our nation’s success, as well as his impressions of how Texas fits in with the national child and youth services landscape. Presenter: JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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