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Claudette Fette

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Claudette Fette OTR, PhD, CRC, has raised sons with mental health needs and is an advocate, an occupational therapist, and an educator.  She serves as the board chair the Texas Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, has published in the area of family engagement, leads a practice group for the IDEA Partnership’s Community of Practice on School Behavioral Health, and co-chairs the Family, Youth, and Community Involvement ING for the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety.  She coauthored the 2017 AOTA Practice statement on Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention in Occupational Therapy Practice and has worked in mental health in community, acute care, and school based practice.  She teaches at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas and has been an active participant in efforts to bring high fidelity wraparound to children, youth and families in Denton County as well as the state of Texas through many initiatives over the years.  She is a regular presenter at the Advancing School Mental Health Conference, in recent years having presented on strengths based practices, family engagement, ESSA, and protecting vulnerable youth, and in 2016 she was awarded the Youth and Family Partnership Award by the Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland.