PROVIDING CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS SERVICES WHEN AND WHERE THEY NEED THEM
Children and youth with mental illness need services and supports delivered in an effective, timely, and coordinated manner in the least restrictive setting possible. Services that are child-centered and family-guided help these children be successful in their homes, schools and communities and prevent them from unnecessarily being hospitalized, placed in residential treatment, or entering the foster care or juvenile justice systems.
MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS
Schools can help students succeed by using a range of effective strategies that address student mental health. The state and communities can assist schools in training educators on the impact trauma has on student learning and behavior, promoting safe and supportive school climates, and partnering with community providers to offer mental health services in schools.
PREVENTING CONCERNS FROM BECOMING PROBLEMS
There is a need to strengthen and support prevention and early intervention efforts that target factors linked to the development of mental health concerns in children, such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, truancy, delinquency, school dropout, suicide, and substance abuse.
THE INTERSECTION OF CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AND OTHER ISSUES
Children’s mental health is central to early childhood development and health policy and is a key to helping children either avoid the foster care and juvenile justice systems or do well if they enter those systems.
Work on Children's Mental Health is led by:
Director of Mental Health Policy
1016 La Posada Drive
Austin, tx, 78752, TX
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Advocacy, Mental Health, Other|
|Spanish Services Offered?||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All ages, Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21, 22 and up|
|Disability Categories||Mental Health Disorder|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||Yes|
|Contact Name||Josette Saxton|
|Email Address||[email protected]|