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Tag: Children and Youth

September 8, 2022

State telemedicine program allows Texas children to see therapists at schools

This article was originally published by KUT 90.5 Austin on September 8, 2022. Just after sunrise, young children wearing colorful backpacks start walking into Live Oak Elementary School in Austin. At the door, the principal…

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September 6, 2022

Trellis Foundation Postsecondary Mental Health & Wellbeing Learning Community

This first-of-its-kind, two-year collaborative for innovative institutions of higher education in Texas is reshaping how they support student and staff mental health. Made possible by the Trellis Foundation, the Learning Community aims to improve...

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September 6, 2022

Nearly 8 million kids lost a parent or primary caregiver to the pandemic

This article was originally published by NPR on September 6, 2022. A new international study estimates that from January 1, 2020, to May, 1, 2022, nearly 8 million kids age 18 and under lost a…

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August 8, 2022

Texans ask lawmakers for more mental health funding

This article was originally published by Spectrum 1 News Texas on August 8, 2022. Students in Uvalde will return to school after Labor Day, but state lawmakers are still trying to understand the tragedy that…

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July 24, 2022

Losing a parent can derail teens’ lives. A high school grief club aims to help

This article was originally published by NPR on July 24, 2022. Shortly after Elizabeth George started her freshman year in high school last fall, her parents tested positive for COVID-19. And Elizabeth stepped up to…

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July 21, 2022

North Texas youth theater company explores mental health crisis in new play

This article was originally published by KERA News on July 21, 2022. A Dallas youth theater company is exploring the way the pandemic affected young people’s mental health through a new play. Cry Havoc Theater…

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July 8, 2022

Hear the voices of North Texas teens on our mental health and gun violence crises

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on July 8, 2022. One in five youths between the ages of 9 and 17 experiences a diagnosable mental health disorder. Yet even the most alarming statistics don’t…

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June 24, 2022

Understanding PTSD in Children & Adolescents

In recognition of PTSD Awareness Day, June 27th, 2022, the Trauma and Grief Center is sharing information about PTSD in children and adolescents. The early identification and timely treatment of PTSD in children can help…

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June 7, 2022

North Texas School Mental Health Executive Learning Community

A year-long premiere learning experience for leaders in 19 North Texas school districts. Learning Community members have access to expert consultation from Meadows Institute staff, monthly best-in-class group learning experiences, and cultivated workshop collaboration...

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June 5, 2022

School shooters and mental health. What is Texas actually doing?

This article was originally published by the Dallas Morning News on June 5, 2022. The day after a gunman slaughtered 19 fourth-graders and two teachers at their elementary school in Uvalde, the father of one…

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June 1, 2022

Shooting tragedy underlines urgent need for reforms on children’s mental health

This article was originally published by State of Reform on June 1, 2022. The Texas House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety held a public hearing on Thursday to consider measures addressing the needs of youth…

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May 31, 2022

Uvalde Resources

The devastating tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, will have ripple effects across communities, our state, and the nation in the months and even years to come. Similar to adults, children and adolescents are likely to experience…

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April 25, 2022

Building a Resilient Future: Addressing Youth Mental Health

This article was originally published by Psychiatric Times on April 25, 2022. It was authored by our President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, our Senior Fellow for Brain Capital Harris Eyre, MBBS, PhD, Erin Smith,…

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April 17, 2022

Children’s Health Launching New Effort to Combat Mental Health Crisis in Kids

This article was originally published by KXAS-TV (NBC, DFW) on April 17, 2022. If you have a child, chances are the pandemic has taken a toll on them. One out of three children in Texas…

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April 14, 2022

3 takeaways about teen mental health from episode of ‘Breakdown with #StephAndSteve’

This article was originally published by San Antonio’s KSAT 12 on April 14, 2022. SAN ANTONIO – The April 14 episode of “Breakdown with #StephAndSteve” focused on how the pandemic has affected teenagers’ mental health and what parents…

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April 14, 2022

Early Childhood Behavioral Development could impact long-term health; free program to help mothers with children ages 0-3

This article was originally published by the KPRC-TV NBC Houston on April 14, 2022. HOUSTON – The Episcopal Health Foundation funds early childhood brain development for kids ages 0-3. According to EHF, early childhood brain development programs are…

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February 10, 2022

Apply Now for the 2022 North Texas School Mental Health Executive Learning Community

Apply between February 23 & March 9 for this premiere learning experience & advance school mental health in your system Our Challenge COVID-19 has exacerbated the nation’s growing mental health crisis, overwhelming school districts as…

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January 13, 2022

Region 4 Education Service Center Partnership

SUMMARY - In 2020, The Hackett Center for Mental Health partnered with Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) to develop an Emotional Wellness Strategic Implementation Framework and a Mental Health Needs Dashboard to examine...

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January 13, 2022

MST Payment Options for Harris County Juvenile Probation Department

SUMMARY - This report outlines ways the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department could expand its Multisystemic Therapy (MST) services by obtaining Medicaid revenues for eligible youth who are accessing the program. MST is an...

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December 13, 2021

San Antonio Innovative Mental Wellness Program to Join Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

SAN ANTONIO– In response to the rapid growth of its innovative mental wellness initiative, the five nonprofits comprising the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative announced today that on January 17, 2022, the program will…

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