Topics Tag: Children and Youth

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

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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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