Britany Myers, LMSW

Director of Community Relations & Education

About

Ms. Myers’ previous experience in child welfare at The Department of Family and Protective Services in Dallas, includes conducting home assessments, providing services to families involved with the child welfare system, supervising a pilot unit that worked primarily with youth (ages 14 -21) exiting the child welfare system. This pilot unit helped youth in the foster care system exit they system, either through adoption, family reunification (with the biological parents or other family members known to the child), high school graduation and promotion to higher education, enrollment in a trade school, employment or “aging out”.

While working as both a case manager and a supervisor, Ms. Myers also mentored over 20 interns from local universities including, TWU, UNT, UTA and Texas A&M – Commerce from 2002 to 2016 at TDFPS. For her work with students Ms. Myers was awarded “Field Instructor of the Year” by Texas Women’s University in 2014. While working as both a case manager and a supervisor, Ms. Myers also mentored over 20 interns from local universities including, TWU, UNT, UTA and Texas A&M – Commerce from 2002 to 2016 at TDFPS. For her work with students Ms. Myers was awarded “Field Instructor of the Year” by Texas Women’s University in 2014.

In 2002 Ms. Myers helped develop the “Safe Church” curriculum (now know as “Safeguarding God’s Children”) and provided community presentations related to child welfare for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Ms. Myers also presented to child placement agencies and universities (TWU and UTA) in the North Texas area. In 2002 Ms. Myers helped develop the “Safe Church” curriculum (now know as “Safeguarding God’s Children”) and provided community presentations related to child welfare for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Ms. Myers also presented to child placement agencies and universities (TWU and UTA) in the North Texas area.

While working for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Ms. Myers co-developed a training with former foster youth and TDFPS employee, Rusty Johnson called “Discussing a Taboo” that focused on the special needs and the disproportionality of GLBTQ youth in the child welfare system. Ms. Myers and Mr. Johnson presented this training to TDFPS staff, private child placing agencies and foster parent associations in the North Texas region.

Noticing the systemic influences on abuse and neglect Ms. Myers broadened her practice in Social Work by working at Family Place, a prominent Domestic Violence Shelter and family violence provider in Texas. While working for The Family Place Ms. Myers developed a six week processing group that focused on the experiences of PTSD on the families experiencing domestic violence. Ms. Myers worked with both men and women survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Myers also began a group entitled “CPS 101” to give survivors information on the abilities and limits of TDFPS, regardless of the families current status withTDFPS.

Most recently Ms. Myers has provided support, psycho-social assessments, groups and discharge planning for adults suffering from differing levels of psychiatric distress. In this position Ms. Myers collaborated with the patient, the physician, the nursing staff, the patient’s family/support system and other Social Workers to provide the most holistic plan for the patient’s successful discharge. Most recently Ms. Myers has provided support, psycho-social assessments, groups and discharge planning for adults suffering from differing levels of psychiatric distress. In this position Ms. Myers collaborated with the patient, the physician, the nursing staff, the patient’s family/support system and other Social Workers to provide the most holistic plan for the patient’s successful discharge.