Participants will learn about the relationship between community experiences and negative health outcomes specifically related to fears surrounding CPS involvement, gain tools to support patients, and hear updates from Department for Community Based Services aimed at supporting families with CPS involvement promote a healthier Kentucky.
Dr. Amber Pendleton is a general pediatrician at Norton Children’s Medical Group – Novak Clinic, professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and the Associate Division Chief for the General Pediatrics division at UofL. She attended medical school at University of Kentucky, Pediatrics residency at University of Virginia, then came to care for children in Louisville over a decade ago. She has served on the Community Access to Child Health national committee at the American Academy of Pediatrics for many years and has primary interest in addressing the mental and social needs of families in primary care through prescribing community and coordinating multi-disciplinary care.
Chelsea Harrod is the Child Protection Branch Manager in the Division of Protection and Permanency with the Department for Community Based Services. Chelsea began her career with the Cabinet as a frontline, investigative social worker in 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science with a minor in Community and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky. Chelsea strives to assist the families in Kentucky while ensuring the safety of the children throughout the Commonwealth!