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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

    Disordered & Intuitive Eating in Youth

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UT Tyler Health Science Center

    Virtual

    29

    Nov

    2022

    Teen Dating Violence

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UT Health Science Center in San Antonio

    Virtual

    Teen Dating Violence CME

    29

    Nov

    2022

    6th Summit on Advancing Behavioral Health Collaboration

    9:00 am–2:00 pm

    Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education, Texas Education Agency, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, Texas Health and Human Services

    Virtual

    6th ABC Summit flyer

    30

    Nov

    2022

    6th Summit on Advancing Behavioral Health Collaboration

    9:00 am–2:00 pm

    Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education, Texas Education Agency, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, Texas Health and Human Services

    Virtual

    6th ABC Summit flyer

    01

    Dec

    2022

    6th Summit on Advancing Behavioral Health Collaboration

    9:00 am–2:00 pm

    Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education, Texas Education Agency, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, Texas Health and Human Services

    Virtual

    6th ABC Summit flyer

    12

    Dec

    2022

    Autism Eligibility & School Services

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UT Tyler Health Science Center

    Virtual

    Latest News

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    Forum: These tools help close the gap on mental health care access for Texas children

    Schools nationwide have long suffered from a shortage of school mental health staff, according to the National Association of School Psychologists.

    January 7, 2022 from Caller Times


    Doctors team up to take on youth mental health crisis

    With illnesses like depression and anxiety on the rise, mental health specialists and front-line doctors are training each other and integrating their work to improve care for children and teens.

    February 3, 2022 from Association of American Medical Colleges


    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.