Tag: Children and Youth

May 6, 2021

Great progress, challenges mark Mental Health Awareness Month 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month is a time when we turn our attention toward the importance of improving mental health care while reducing the stigma associated with it. The mental health needs of people across the…

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March 15, 2021

2021 Speaker Series: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, & Families

SUMMARY - Throughout 2021, we're welcoming experts in implementation science, evidence-based practices, health equity, financing, and more to help Texas mental health providers deepen their understanding of how to roll-out and sustain best practices...

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March 11, 2021

North Texas Community-Based Care Environmental Assessment

SUMMARY - The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute partnered with the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS) in 2019 - 2021 to support planning efforts in North Texas in preparation for the...

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December 7, 2020

Philanthropy Roundtable Survey: Children’s Mental Health Funding in the Time of COVID-19

The post below coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Patrick Tennant, PhD, and The Hackett Center for Mental Health’s Gary Blau, PhD, was originally posted by Philanthropy Roundtable on December 7, 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic has taken…

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November 11, 2020

Trauma & Grief Center Joins The Hackett Center for Mental Health

The Hackett Center (THC) for Mental Health, the first regional center of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, announced it is now home to the The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center, which raises the standard…

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November 4, 2020

2019 Annual Report

The year 2019 was a landmark year for mental health care in Texas, from a breakthrough legislative session to the creation of programs and initiatives that can improve care for generations of Texans. The 2019…

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October 8, 2020

COVID-19 Resources For Parents & Caregivers

Resources developed by our Child and Family Policy Team and compiled from other organizations in Texas and nationally addressing child development, parent and caregiver support, return to school and more are provided below. In communities…

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October 1, 2020

Texas House Committee on Human Services – Interim Charge 2.1

SUMMARY – During the 86th Legislative Interim, in October 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute provided the Texas House Committee on Human Services with a response to their Request for Information related to Interim...

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August 25, 2020

Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative forms new partnership to expand services to community

Members of the Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative stressed the importance of mental health services in Lubbock Monday as a new report showed a need for care in the community. The group announced they would…

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August 4, 2020

2020 Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit

The Hackett Center for Mental Health, along with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) and the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH) hosted the third annual Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit July 28th and 29th. Of…

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June 29, 2020

Column: MISD’s mental health action plan ‘is a long time coming’

Thank you, Midland ISD, for hiring a mental health coordinator. The addition to the Midland ISD staff will help implement and develop a program as the district puts together a mental health action plan. This…

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May 29, 2020

Harris County Community-Based Care Comprehensive Assessment & Environmental Scan

SUMMARY - This assessment and environmental scan is intended to serve as a resource for the Houston Community as it improves their foster care system and develops longer term plans for successfully transitioning to...

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May 19, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month – A Focus on Children & Families

Mental Health Awareness Month is a good time to remember that mental illness is actually a pediatric disease. That’s because half of all mental illnesses emerge by the time a child turns 14, and 75%…

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May 12, 2020

Supporting Youth Mental Health: Let’s Seize The Day

Youth mental health, already a widespread concern before the pandemic began, is especially vulnerable now. Youth experience unique challenges in processing traumatic events, and the pandemic places those with mental health conditions at particular risk….

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April 29, 2020

Texas better positioned to support children’s mental health

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and The Hackett Center for Mental Health are working with providers, advocates, and state leaders who remain focused on the well-being of Texas children, despite the pandemic. Well in…

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April 10, 2020

Rees-Jones System Assessment Focuses on Children’s Mental Health in Dallas County

Assessments are valuable tools for communities to help take stock of their resources, identify gaps in care, and understand how various systems work or, in some cases, don’t work together. MMHPI develops these assessments for…

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March 3, 2020

Dallas County Mental Health Service Delivery System for Children, Youth, and Families

SUMMARY - With the generous support of The Rees-Jones Foundation, MMHPI conducted this assessment. The report provides guidance on strategies to improve access to the most effective mental health services in the right place...

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February 15, 2020

Multisystemic Therapy for Texas Youth

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a proven family- and community-based treatment for at-risk youth with intensive needs and their families. It has proven most effective for treating youth who have committed violent offenses, have serious mental…

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February 1, 2020

Coordinated Specialty Care

Each year, about 3,000 Texas adolescents and young adults ages 14-35 experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP).Many have access to health insurance through their parents (up to age 26), Medicaid or CHIP, but they…

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January 13, 2020

TTUHSC El Paso receives $165k to help launch new mental health program for youngsters

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso a $165,000 grant to assist with the launch of a program to improve mental health care for children and…

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