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How to Create Collaboration Between Systems of Care

Many children with mental health concerns also interact with other systems, such as the developmental disabilities program. Join our panel of guests to learn how to collaborate successfully with multiple systems to help your child get the most benefit from the resources available to you.

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Session Presenters

Kimberly Berger, M.A., BCBA

Behavioral Specialist – East Hub, DD Crisis Prevention and Court Services, Department of Health and Welfare

Kimberly is a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Since 2018 she has worked with the Idaho developmental disabilities crisis prevention and court services team.  She enjoys training staff and creating behavior intervention plans for those who show explosive and unsafe behaviors. She holds a master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis and specialized in Autism. She has been married to her cute husband for 26 years and they enjoy camping with their kids and dogs.

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Tricia Ellinger

Parent, Co-Director, Idaho Parent Network for Children’s Mental Health

Tricia is a single mother of 5, residing in the rural Treasure Valley area, adoptive parent to 3 young, special needs children with co-occurring developmental disabilities and serious emotional disturbance.  Tricia is a fierce advocate for her children to access appropriate treatment and educational opportunities to encourage her littles to be their best selves.

Gina Judd

YES Program Specialist and Clinician, Children’s Mental Health Program, Division of Behavioral Health, Region 6, Department of Health and Welfare

Gina’s favorite role is Mom, and over the last 3 years she has been having even more fun exploring the role of “Grandma.” The five children, 5 foster children, and 15 international students who call her mom have all flown the nest, leaving her and her husband of 30 years the task of getting used to the strange new silence in their home. In addition to her own lived experience searching for solutions for multiple children struggling with the dual challenges of mental health and developmental needs, she has spent 10 years as a Marriage and Family Counselor and the last 3 as a Clinician/YES Program Specialist with Children’s Mental Health.