'Saving the Texas Foster Care System': A special panel event - FOX34 Lubbock

'Saving the Texas Foster Care System': A special panel event

LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

What: Join in a special panel discussion on SAVING THE TEXAS FOSTER CARE SYSTEM!

Where: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Academic Classroom Building 110
3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430

When: Tuesday, May 8, Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The event includes a one hour panel with policymakers and experts followed by an hour of question and answer.

Panelists include:

Hon. Dustin Burrows- Texas State Representative (R-83)

George Comiskey, PhD LCDC- Associate Director of External Relations for the Texas Tech Collegiate Recovery Community

Hon. Charles Perry- Texas State Senator (R-28) 

Patti Patterson, MD, MPH- Vice President for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Kandi Quesada, BBA – Foster care parent and foster advocate

Sandi Turner - Executive Director, Sondra’s Song

Michael Walton - former CPS Foster Adoptive Home Development worker, faith-based recruiter, and trainer for CPS

Lauren Westerberg- Chief Program Officer for CASA of the South Plains

Facebook Live will be available for this event; questions for our panelists can be posted here. As public health and administrative professionals, the graduate students hosting this panel recognize that the adverse health events surrounding the foster care system- abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children- are sensitive topics. As such, those who wish to share their stories or ask a question anonymously may contact co-host Nicole Keirsey. NOTE: Soliciting, harassing, and inappropriate content will not be considered.

This project is gratefully sponsored by the Master of Public Administration program at Texas Tech University's Department of Political Science.

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