The University of Texas System

Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

Improving mental health care and systems of care for the children and adolescents of Texas.

Who We Are

The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) was created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents.

In 2021, the Texas Legislature approved federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act for expanded services of several of the Consortium’s initiatives.

TCMHCC Has Five Initiatives:

  • The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) provides telehealth-based consultation and training to primary care providers. Learn More
  • The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program provides in-school behavioral telehealth care to at-risk children and adolescents. Learn More
  • The research initiative has created two state-wide networks to study and improve the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services in Texas. Learn More
  • The Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion (CPWE) funds full-time academic psychiatrists as academic medical directors and new psychiatric resident rotation positions at facilities operated by community mental health providers. Learn More
  • The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Fellowships program expands both the number of child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship positions in Texas and the number of these training programs at Texas HRIs. Learn More


For more information on the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC), contact Luanne Southern at lsouthern@utsystem.edu.

For media inquiries, contact Laura Cruzada at lcruzada@utsystem.edu or (512) 322-3762.

  • Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)
  • Primary care providers can access the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) for assistance with behavioral health care for their child and adolescent patients.

    NEW PILOT: Perinatal Psychiatry Access Network (PeriPAN)


  • Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)
  • TCHATT provides telemedicine or telehealth programs to school districts to help identify and assess the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents and provide access to mental health services.

    Upcoming Events

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    2022

    Pediatric Substance Use: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know

    12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Virtual

    25

    Oct

    2022

    Executive Committee Meeting

    10:00 am–3:00 pm

    Hybrid (UT System Administration, 210 West 7th St., Room 1.114, Austin, TX 78701)

    09

    Nov

    2022

    Culturally Responsive Clinical Practice

    12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Virtual

    14

    Nov

    2022

    Executive Committee Meeting

    10:00 am–3:00 pm

    Hybrid (UT System Administration, 210 W 7th St, 2nd Floor Multifunction Room 2.206, Austin, TX 78701)

    Latest News

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    TCMHCC and Partners to Host 6th Summit on Advancing Behavioral Health Collaboration

    TCMHCC and several partners will host the 6th Summit on Advancing Behavioral Health Collaboration. This year’s theme is Integrating School Mental Health to Support the Whole Child.

    September 26, 2022


    America’s School Mental Health Report Card

    February 15, 2022 from Hopeful Futures Campaign


    Popular Resources

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    Online Material from TCMHCC

    ADHD

    A general resource page on ADHD in children and adolescents.

    Online Material from UC Irvine

    Swanson, Nolan and Pelham Teacher and Parent Rating Scale (Snap-IV)

    The Swanson, Nolan and Pelham Teacher and Parent Rating Scale (SNAP) is a 90-question self-report inventory designed to measure attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms in children and young adults.

    Online Material from TCMHCC

    Depression

    A general resource page on depression in children and adolescents.