Tag: Children & Youth

June 26, 2024

The Need for a Pediatric Treatment Resistant Depression Center of Excellence

SUMMARY - Treatment resistant depression is a growing problem for children in Texas and the United States. Twenty percent of children experience an episode of major depression before adulthood and rates of reported depression...

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June 6, 2024

‘A Paradigm Shift’

Meadows Institute leaders call for expanding the crisis care continuum into pretrial detention From left: Yolanda Lewis, executive vice president for justice and health at the Meadows Institute, Tim Bray, vice president for justice and…

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May 31, 2024

A Texas Solution to a National Challenge: How Telehealth Can Bolster Youth Mental Health in the Near-Term

SUMMARY - The nation’s young people are facing a growing mental health challenge, one that has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health workforce shortages. This extends to Texas children and youth...

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April 17, 2024

‘Go And Tell Your Story’

Meadows Institute experts share advice on speaking to lawmakers about pediatric integrated behavioral health care and the Collaborative Care Model at the AACAP legislative conference. The hundreds of child and adolescent psychiatrists from around the…

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April 10, 2024

A gunman stole his twin from him. This is what he’s learned about grieving a sibling

This article was published by NPR on April 10, 2024. Read or listen to the full story on NPR’s website.  Zion Kelly still thinks of himself as a twin. By the time he and his…

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April 10, 2024

A gunman stole his twin from him. This is what he’s learned about grieving a sibling

This article was published by NPR on March 21, 2024. Read the full article on NPR’s website. Zion Kelly still thinks of himself as a twin. By the time he and his fraternal twin, Zaire, were in their mid-teens, people often mistook Zaire as the older of…

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March 21, 2024

El Paso Behavioral Health Summit to focus on improving services for children and youth

This article was published by KFOX14 on March 21, 2024. Read the full article on KFOX14’s website.  EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — A group of local leaders, brought together by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, gathered…

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March 1, 2024

Aiming to address the youth behavioral health crisis, Hawaii experts look towards Texas initiatives

This article was published by State of Reform on March 1, 2024. Read the full article on State of Reform’s website.  As more states across the nation ramp up efforts to increase and provide access to behavioral…

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January 4, 2024

Silent struggles: Grieving Houston-area students’ well-being at stake as COVID-19 funds fade

This article was published by Houston Landing on January 4, 2024. Each day after his shift as a machine operator, Eliberto Ortega used to walk through the front door of his east Houston home, take…

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January 2, 2024

Most Texans can’t find or afford mental health care, according to a new report

This article was originally published by Texas Public Radio on January 2, 2024. This story discusses data related to mental health. For resources and support, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, or…

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December 8, 2023

Mental health picture for North Texas kids is grim, but there is a silver lining

This opinion article was originally published by the Dallas Morning News on December 8, 2023. It is heartbreaking, although not surprising, to learn that our kids are struggling with their mental health. A recent report…

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November 29, 2023

Winners Announced: 2023 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

This article was originally published in D Magazine on November 29, 2023. D CEO revealed its Excellence in Healthcare winners for 2023 at a private event last night at On the Levee in the Design…

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October 30, 2023

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Meadows Institute’s Dr. Julie Kaplow Discusses New Book on Supporting Bereaved Children

Dr. Kaplow’s new book, “Multidimensional Grief Therapy: A Flexible Approach to Assessing and Supporting Bereaved Youth”  This month, to help us commemorate National Children’s Grief Awareness Month, we were privileged to sit down for a…

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September 25, 2023

Senator Cornyn hosts Dallas roundtable on fentanyl, touts bill to decriminalize test strips

This article was published by Dallas Morning News on September 25, 2023. Sen. John Cornyn wears a gray rubber bracelet under the cuff of his dress shirt. It is inscribed with angel wings and the…

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September 15, 2023

Finalists Announced: D CEO’s 2023 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

This article was published by D Magazine on September 15, 2023. The region’s healthcare organizations continue to persevere, despite headwinds that have increased costs, ongoing threats in the workplace, and an ever-changing regulatory environment. North…

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September 13, 2023

Network connects pediatricians with mental health professionals to treat growing number of children

This article was published by CBS Austin on September 13, 2023. Texas children have a hard time accessing mental health care, but a state program is helping pediatricians and primary care doctors fill the gap….

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September 7, 2023

Discussing school safety with kids

This article was published by Click2Houston on September 7, 2023. Students are well-informed about school safety and they probably have more opinions than you may know. That is why discussing fears or concerns with your…

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August 30, 2023

Collaborative Care Model Technical Assistance Tools

SUMMARY – This set of technical assistance tools was developed by the Meadows Institute, in collaboration with select partners, to meaningfully support primary care teams seeking to implement high-fidelity Collaborative Care (CoCM).

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August 28, 2023

6th Annual Children’s Mental Health Summit in Boston

The Hackett Center for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH), convened on August 8-9 in Boston, MA to host the 6th annual Children’s Mental Health Summit. After last year’s…

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August 7, 2023

San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative

SUMMARY - This collaborative formed in 2019 to provide free, unified mental health services directly at campuses of underserved schools where transportation remains a barrier to students finding care. Since 2022, the Meadows Institute...

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