Hill Country Ad Litem Seminar

The Child Protection Courts of south texas, centex south, south central texas, and the hill country; the 452nd district court;

and Hill Country CASA

are pleased to announce THE

13th Annual hill country Ad Litem Seminar

february 23-24, 2023 at the kerrville kroc center and by live-stream – register early for in-person seating!





Materials / handouts will be added here as they become available


Thursday’s schedule (6.0 CLE, including 1.0 ethics cle):

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PALS Benefits and Transitional Living Programs Todd Serpico – Division Administrator for Transitional Living Services

Serpico Presentation Slides

10:00 AM 15 Minute Break
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM MHDD Programs / Services for Children & Adults Rikki Tai Ferrell, LMSW & Melissa Ramirez, MA, LPC-S– Hill Country MHDD

Ferrell-Ramirez Presentation Slides

12:15 PM 1 Hour Lunch Break
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Educational Advocacy Makada Ward – TDFPS Educational Specialist

Slides will be uploaded when received

2:15 PM 15 Minute Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Community Based Care Review and Report SJRC-Belong Leadership Staff

SJRC Texas Presentation Slides

3:30 PM 15 Minute Break
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Attorney Ad Litem Roles & Responsibilities Honorable Robert J. Falkenberg – Child Protection Court of South Texas

Falkenberg Presentation Slides


friday’s schedule (6.5 CLE, including 2.0 ethics cle):

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM TBRI: Building a Trust-Based Relationship Divinity Family Services TBRI Practitioners

Divinity Presentation Slides

10:00 AM 15 Minute Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Guardian Ad Litem Roles & Responsibilities Kathleen Sauvage, JD

Sauvage Presentation Slides    Sauvage Handouts

11:15 AM 15 Minute Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Case Law Update Michael Burton, JD & Jerry Reyes, JD – TDFPS Appellate Division

Burton-Reyes Presentation Slides

12:30 PM 1 Hour Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Special Legal Issues that can Derail a Case Kellie Price, JD – TDFPS Special Projects Office

Slides will be uploaded when received

2:30 PM 15 Minute Break
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Adoptions & Post-Adoption Services Sarah Sullivan – TDFPS State Office

Sullivan Presentation Slides    Sullivan Handouts

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM A Bird’s Eye View of the Child Welfare System: What We’ve Learned at the Family Helpline Sarah Bryant, JD – Family Helpline Managing Attorney

Bryant Presentation Slides