The Center of
Excellence for Children
in State Custody

Who We Are


The State of Tennessee has designated The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine as a Center of Excellence to serve children who are at-risk for or in state custody. The University of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody's services extend to 16 East Tennessee counties.

Who We Serve


The University of Tennessee Center of Excellence serves the following TN counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.

 

What We Do

 

The COE provides consultation for children with complex medical, behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric problems. Services include: case triage (brief phone consult), monthly case review (on-site, brief records review with recommendations), comprehensive consultation (full records review, meeting with key players in the case, report and recommendations), psychological or psychiatric evaluations, limited medication management, and medication gap filling.

 

 

 

Learning Cafe Monthly Seminars

The Center of Excellence is committed to promoting Best Practices and provides free monthly educational seminars open to all community providers.

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MAY 11, 2017

Is it Autism, Intellectual Disability, or Both? Presented by Dustin Lamport, PhD Clinical Psychologist Cherokee Health Systems

JUN 8, 2017

Evidence Based Practices for Serving Children Involved with Juvenile Justice Presented by
Caleb Corwin, PhD Clinical Psychologist Cherokee Health Systems

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE LOCATIONS

 

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Knoxville

Southeast
Chattanooga

 

Vanderbilt University
Nashville

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis

 

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City

 

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Our Staff

Kristin Dean, PhD, ABPP, Director

Clinical Psychologist

 

K. Amber Turner, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Debra Swisshelm, MS

Clinical Case Manager

Karen Gray, BA

Administrative Specialist

 

Case Referral

The following information is needed for all COE referrals:

 

  • Social history or non-custodial assessment
  • All previous psychological/all psychiatric intakes and progress notes/intake summaries
  • Last three progress notes from current therapist and treating psychiatrist
  • Hospitalizations: intake summaries and discharge summaries
  • Specialized Evaluations: psychosexual/neurological screenings and reports
  • All previous medical assessments: EPSD&T and all medical records
  • Permanency plan/current notice of staffing/IPP
  • Insurance card and release of information
  • Placement history with dates (include all foster home placements)
  • School records/academic testing and IQ testing/behavior records

 

 

Contact Us

Department of Family Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway U67

Knoxville, TN 37920

 

Phone: 865-974-2324

This project is funded under an agreement with the state of Tennessee.

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