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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, email us: tcmhcc@utsystem.edu

To make a Public Information Act request, please visit The University of Texas System Open Records page.

  • 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.


  • Perinatal Psychiatry Access Network (PeriPAN)
  • Reproductive care providers statewide can now access the Perinatal Psychiatry Access Network (PeriPAN) for assistance with perinatal mental health care for their patients.


  • 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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    17

    Jun

    2024

    Executive Committee Meeting

    10:00 am–3:00 pm

    Hybrid (UT System Administration, 210 West 7th St., 2nd Floor Board Room, Austin, TX 78701)

    6-17-2024 TCMHCC Agenda

    18

    Jun

    2024

    PeriPAN Grand Rounds Series: Psychopharmacology and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    Virtual

    15

    Jul

    2024

    Executive Committee Meeting

    10:00 am–3:00 pm

    Hybrid (UT System Administration, 210 West 7th St., 2nd Floor Board Room, Austin, TX 78701)

    16

    Jul

    2024

    PeriPAN Grand Rounds Series: Substance Use in the Perinatal and Postpartum Periods

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    Virtual

    30

    Jul

    2024

    Anxiety

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UT Health San Antonio

    Virtual

    30

    Jul

    2024

    Why Improving Access to Mental Health Care is an Ethical Imperative

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UT Tyler Health Science Center

    Virtual

    Latest News

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    Texas is investing in better mental health

    Engaging young Texans is vital for enhancing the state's quality of life, with higher education playing a key role. UT institutions have long recognized the link between mental health and academic achievement, write David Lakey and John Zerwas.

    June 3, 2024 from Dallas Morning News


    CPAN Celebrates Four Years of Expanding Mental Health Resources in Texas to Benefit Children and Women

    May holds special significance for the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN), as it coincides with Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 20 marks the fourth anniversary of CPAN's mission to revolutionize mental health care delivery for children and adolescents.

    May 20, 2024 from The University of Texas System News


    Popular Resources

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    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

    ADHD

    A general resource page on ADHD in children and adolescents.

    Online Material from TCMHCC

    Depression

    A general resource page on depression in children and adolescents.