Project Tag: Children and Youth

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 to accelerate their ability to develop and implement comprehensive school mental health plans districtwide.

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 and prioritize the needs of the 1.2 million students in the largest ESC in Texas.

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 evidence-based, intensive, home- and community-based program designed to better serve youth and improve family functioning.

Fostering Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19: the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

The Hackett Center for Mental Health was asked by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to evaluate the impacts of COVID-19 on youth in the Greater Houston region, and to provide recommendations about programs to increase resiliency. The final report outlines our findings and recommendations.

Texas Child Health Access through Telemedicine (TCHATT)

SUMMARY – TCHATT provides telemedicine or telehealth programs to school districts to better identify and assess student mental health needs and provide access to mental health services through regional “hubs” supported by Texas medical schools. TCHATT was established in 2019 by the Texas legislature under the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium.

Dickinson ISD Mental Health Project

SUMMARY – With the support of the Rebuild Texas Fund, the Meadows Institute collaborated with Mental Health America of Greater Houston to train Dickinson ISD early childhood educators on brain science and using a common language for discussing mental wellness, and to work with administrators on ensuring the financial sustainability of the district’s mental health programs.

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

SUMMARY – Throughout 2021, we welcomed 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 in mental health.

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 eventual transition from a state-administered foster care system to one led locally.

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 a community-based care model.

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 and at the right time for Dallas County’s children, youth, and families.

Mental & Behavioral Health Roadmap & Toolkit for Schools

SUMMARY – Academic goals are more difficult to achieve when the mental and behavioral health needs of students and staff are not addressed. This resource offers guidance to teachers and administrators for identifying the mental health needs of students and working with their parents and caregivers to help them find treatment.

Harris County Children, Youth, and Families Systems Assessment

SUMMARY – In 2016, Houston Endowment partnered with the Meadows Institute to conduct a thorough assessment of Harris County’s available mental health resources for children and youth, identifying gaps in the system and offering strategic recommendations and opportunities for growth.