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REGISTER NOW: Virtual Panel: Supporting Children’s Mental Health

December 8 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm UTC+0 Virtual Panel

The MolinaCares Accord hosts a discussion on children’s mental health to improve the overall health outcomes of children across Texas.

About this event

Please join us for a free virtual panel discussion on December 8, 11:00 a.m. CST, hosted by Naomi Garcia Alvarez, associate vice president of behavioral health at Molina Healthcare of Texas. Representative Donna Howard will provide introductory remarks and Austin-based expert panelists include Alison Boleware, government relations director for the National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter; Greg Hansch, executive director of NAMI Texas; and Luanne Southern, executive director for the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. The panel will be moderated by María Méndez, K-12 reporter at the Austin American-Statesman.

Discussion topics include:

  • COVID’s impact on children
  • COVID-19 and the 2021 school year
  • Mental health and adverse childhood experiences
  • Youth vaccinations

Panelists include:

Alison Boleware, government relations director at the National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter.

Greg Hansch, executive director of NAMI Texas.

Naomi Garcia Alvarez, associate vice president of behavioral health at Molina Healthcare of Texas.

Representative Donna Howard, state representative for District 48, member of the House Appropriations Committee and State Affairs Committee, and former critical care nurse and health education instructor.

Luanne Southern, executive director for the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium.

Virtual Panel