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January 21, 2023

Ibn Sina Foundation Receives Grant

This interview was published by Business Fortnight on January 21, 2023. Ibn Sina Foundation continues to provide services to low-income and underserved Texans through their healthcare clinics. Here, Congressman Al Green presents a check for…

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December 21, 2022

2022 Children’s Mental Health Summit

The Hackett Center for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH), convened on August 4th and 5th in Austin, Texas to host the 5th annual Children’s Mental Health Summit. After…

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October 13, 2022

Galena Park ISD launches ‘Handle with Care’ program to help kids coping with trauma

This article was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on October 13, 2022. Educators are teaming up with law enforcement to launch a program at a Houston-area school district that aims to quickly link students…

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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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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 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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September 28, 2021

2021 Annual Report

In the midst of COVID, 2021 saw spikes in already-high rates of anxiety and depression, particularly among young people. However, it was also a year in which we showed an ability to rise to the…

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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 2021 Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit. This was the second year the…

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August 23, 2021

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...

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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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August 13, 2021

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston releases groundbreaking report on COVID-19 impacts and resiliency among youth in Greater Houston Region

This article was originally published by The Katy News on August 13, 2021. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH), in affiliation with The Hackett Center for Mental Health, the Meadows Mental Health Policy…

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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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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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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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July 29, 2019

2019 Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit

From July 31-August 2, The Hackett Center for Mental Health is hosting the second annual “Nantucket Children’s Mental Health Summit.” This unique and important event, brings together the leading minds in children’s mental health...

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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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April 17, 2019

Post-Harvey survey shows that mental health problems are pervasive

The Hurricane Harvey Registry revealed something researchers have known for decades: natural disasters contribute to mental health problems. The registry’s recently announced initial findings showed nearly two-thirds of respondents experienced Harvey-related mental health difficulties,...

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December 17, 2018

In Texas, an Innovative Spirit Infuses Mental Health Care

The American Communities Project explored health and socioeconomic trends across our 15 community types in our first report this fall, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We also took deep dives into five communities…

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