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We are pleased to announce that Texas has been awarded a four-year System of Care grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. HHSC will partner with Local Mental Health Authorities Integral Care in Travis County, Emergence Health Network in El Paso County, and Pecan Valley, which serves a six-county region in North Central Texas to develop and implement local systems of care for children and youth 3 to 21 years old with a behavioral health concern and their families. A school-based team will be embedded within one or more school districts to provide consistent school-based services and supports, as well as coordination with community-based care to meet the goals identified by youth and their families. Project Director Kisha Ledlow and the team at the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Texas child-serving agencies, family and youth leaders, and community members look forward to continuing Texas’ efforts to improve children’s mental health systems.
What does this mean for Texas System of Care?
This means our team will be able to continue and build upon the great work we’ve done of the last four years to improve the mental health of children, youth, and families across Texas! We’re so excited for this new grant, and look forward to what it brings.
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