Topics Tag: Children and Youth

December 7, 2020

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on our nation’s mental health, including a substantial impact on children and families. The pandemic has also caused increases in unemployment and financial pressures, and there have been questions about how philanthropic organizations might help alleviate the burdens this…

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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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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 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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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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December 21, 2019

Sen Nelson speaks at White House Summit

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, served as a panelist this week at the White House Summit on Transforming Mental Health Treatment to Combat Homelessness, Violence, and Substance Abuse to discuss innovative ways Texas…

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November 26, 2019

First Episode Psychosis Care

A new approach called First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Care starts treatment as early after initial psychosis as possible, and helps people remain on their developmental trajectories. A team of specialists provides FEP care, including...

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October 18, 2019

Texas School Safety Center, the Meadows Institute & Okay to Say partner for Safe Schools Week

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI), and MMHPI’s award-winning Okay to Say™ mental health awareness campaign are partnering to promote the 2019 Texas Safe Schools Week, Oct. 21-25….

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July 29, 2019

2019 Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit

From July 31-August 2, The Hackett Center for Mental Health is hosting the second annual “Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit.” This unique and important event, brings together the leading minds in children’s mental health...

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July 16, 2019

The Hackett Center for Mental Health Names Renowned Mental Health Policy Expert Dr. Gary Blau As New Executive Director

The Hackett Center for Mental Health announced today that Gary M. Blau, Ph.D., will be its new Executive Director. For the past 15 years, Dr. Blau has served as Chief of the Child, Adolescent and…

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May 26, 2019

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Applauds Passage of Historic Mental Health Legislation

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) applauded the final passage of SB 11, which will improve access to mental health care from the family doctor, expand the mental health workforce, and provide real-time help…

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