Tag: Family

March 11, 2021

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...

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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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May 28, 2020

Coping with Grief & Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tens of thousands of Americans have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. This is by far one of the most significant disasters in U.S. history, and the loss of life is unprecedented; now exceeding over 100,000…

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March 3, 2020

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...

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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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September 27, 2019

Texas Judicial Council Mental Health Committee

SUMMARY - In June 2016, with the help of former Texas Supreme Court Justice and Institute Board Member Harriet O’Neill, the Texas Judicial Council established the Mental Health Committee to examine the administration of...

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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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November 1, 2018

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...

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January 8, 2018

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Receives $20 Million Gift from Maureen & Jim Hackett

Maureen and Jim Hackett have made a transformative gift of $20 million to the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI), dedicated to making Harris County and the broader Gulf Coast region the national leader in…

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October 30, 2017

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...

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October 30, 2017

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Houston Endowment Assessment Finds 310,000 Harris County Youth Have Mental Health Needs

Today, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) and Houston Endowment released a comprehensive assessment of the scope and quality of mental health services available for Harris County children, youth and their families. The report…

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