Resources – Texas
Texas partners are coming together to identify ways to help local communities address the needs of children and youth with serious mental health concerns using a system of care approach.
Via Hope provides training, technical assistance and consultation to individuals in recovery from mental health concerns, their family members, youth who are interested in mental health, and mental health professionals throughout the state of Texas. Via Hope works to transform the Texas mental health system into one that fosters resilience, promotes recovery, is person, youth and family-driven.
The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health works to enhance the use of effective practices throughout the state, enhance the capacity of the mental health workforce, empower communities to develop resilience and recovery-oriented systems, and evaluate state and local efforts to improve service systems for adults, youth, and children facing mental health challenges.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has been promoting mental health in Texas since 1940, when the children of former Texas Governor James S. Hogg established the foundation with proceeds from their beloved brother Will’s estate. Will’s sister, Miss Ima Hogg, later established a separate endowment at the foundation dedicated to providing mental health services for children, youth and their families in Houston and Harris County.
The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas provides high quality, nonpartisan and objective policy research and development to improve mental health services in Texas. It’s about more than funding at the state level. It’s about leveraging our resources statewide at a grassroots level – sharing best practices, making resources available, accessing information, building protocol – and then using that information to help those who need it most. It’s time to change how we think about mental health and change our state of mind.
Kids Count is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Texans Care for Children joins with community-based partners, corporate leaders, and foundations to ensure that Texas children have the best start to life.
Resources – National
FFUI is dedicated to helping children, individuals, and families live safe, self-sufficient lives by providing critical assistance in the areas of health care services, food programs, elderly programs, clothing programs, employment and educational services, substance abuse programs and emergency and transitional housing assistance.
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (TA Center), located within the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development in Washington, DC since 1984, is dedicated to increase the capacity of Communities, States, Tribes, and Territories, to improve, sustain, and expand Systems of Care and the services and supports provided within them to improve the lives of children, youth, and young adults with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families.
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations.
Wraparound is an intensive, holistic method of engaging with children, youth, and their families so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.
ReachOut is an information and support service that uses evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults who are facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.
Resources – National
CIHS promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in behavioral health or primary care provider settings.
Building Bridges is a national initiative working to identify and promote practice and policy that will create strong and closely coordinated partnerships and collaborations between families, youth, community – and residentially – based treatment and service providers, advocates and policy makers to ensure that comprehensive mental health services and supports are available to improve the lives of young people and their families.
The Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 340 substance abuse and mental health interventions. NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.