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November 22, 2022

Improving Behavioral Health Care for Youth Through Collaborative Care Expansion

As the first phase of a two-phase project with The Commonwealth Fund to advance the collaborative care model (CoCM) for youth, this white paper provides a national scan of Medicaid programs to understand which states…

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November 17, 2022

Five Signs a Grieving Child May Need Help This Holiday Season

HOUSTON – As the holidays approach, Dr. Julie Kaplow with the Trauma and Grief Center is sharing five signs a grieving child may need help. For young people dealing with the death of a loved…

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October 19, 2022

Chicago Mental Health Crisis Pilot Promising, Small — and Still Using Police

This article was originally published by Bloomberg News on October 19, 2022. A Chicago pilot program that dispatches mental health clinicians and emergency medical responders to some 911 calls has connected 385 people to care…

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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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September 9, 2022

Black girls are experiencing record rates of self-injury and death by suicide

This article was originally published by Youth Today on September 9, 2022. Emergency room visits for suicidal thoughts and self-injury are on the rise, with Black girls and LGBTQ youth experiencing record rates of self-injury…

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September 8, 2022

State telemedicine program allows Texas children to see therapists at schools

This article was originally published by KUT 90.5 Austin on September 8, 2022. Just after sunrise, young children wearing colorful backpacks start walking into Live Oak Elementary School in Austin. At the door, the principal…

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September 8, 2022

Children’s Health to provide about 100 beds for new Dallas psychiatric hospital

This article was originally published by Dallas Morning News on September 8, 2022. A year ago, we celebrated that state officials had partnered with UT Southwestern Medical Center to let the academic institution operate Dallas’…

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September 6, 2022

Nearly 8 million kids lost a parent or primary caregiver to the pandemic

This article was originally published by NPR on September 6, 2022. A new international study estimates that from January 1, 2020, to May, 1, 2022, nearly 8 million kids age 18 and under lost a…

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August 8, 2022

Texans ask lawmakers for more mental health funding

This article was originally published by Spectrum 1 News Texas on August 8, 2022. Students in Uvalde will return to school after Labor Day, but state lawmakers are still trying to understand the tragedy that…

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