Topics Tag: Children and Youth

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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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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December 13, 2021

San Antonio mental wellness program poised to expand to help more students, educators

This article was originally published by San Antonio’s KSAT12 on December 13, 2021. SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative (SAMMWC) — implemented at South San, Edgewood and Harlandale school districts —…

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December 12, 2021

Opinion: Sometimes they blame themselves. How to help grieving kids who lost parents to COVID

This opinion piece was authored by Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP, Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief Center at The Hackett Center. It was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on December 12, 2021.  Lucia,…

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November 10, 2021

Paso del Norte Center at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announces Founding Leadership Cabinet Members

EL PASO – Paso del Norte Center at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute on Tuesday introduced its founding leadership cabinet members at a community reception. The Center, which launched in July 2021, provides policy and…

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November 10, 2021

Young people’s mental health care needs are increasing. Here’s how North Texas groups are helping.

This article was originally published by KERA News on November 10, 2021. The isolation created by the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on many people’s mental health. That was only amplified for younger people, who…

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November 1, 2021

Dr. Quianta Moore Named Executive Director of The Hackett Center

HOUSTON – Dr. Quianta Moore, MD, JD, a nationally renowned expert in research and policies to improve the health and well-being of children and the communities in which they reside, has been named Executive Director…

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October 7, 2021

In aftermath of Arlington school shooting, here are resources to help deal with trauma

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on October 7, 2021. Following the shooting at Mansfield Timberview High School on Wednesday morning, many students, parents, and educators may be wondering about how this…

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October 5, 2021

Press Release: Senator Jane Nelson Honored with First Tom Luce Award for Mental Health

AUSTIN – Senator Jane Nelson, whose contributions to better mental health policy, particularly for children, have helped Texas vastly improve its mental health care systems, was named the first recipient of The Tom Luce Award…

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September 28, 2021

2020 Annual Report

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges. A global pandemic tested our resolve and laid bare an emerging mental health crisis. And a national reckoning on race made us reevaluate our society and everyone’s place…

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September 27, 2021

Okay to Say Mental Health Patch Helping Thousands of Girl Scouts

Since it was launched regionally in North Texas in 2019, the Okay to Say Mental Health Patch Program for Girl Scouts has been an unqualified success. It went statewide in 2020, with more than 5,500…

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September 3, 2021

4th Annual Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit

    The Hackett Center for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH), recently convened and hosted the 4th Annual Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit. This was the second year…

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August 20, 2021

Mental health challenges await students, educators as they head back to school

Back to school might foster hopeful thoughts of back to normal. Unfortunately, nothing about COVID-19 has been normal, and returning to the classroom will require a thoughtful approach to address the significant mental health needs…

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