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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.

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.


  • 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

    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)

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    Sep

    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)

    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)

    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)

    13

    Dec

    2022

    Executive Committee Meeting

    10:00 am–3:00 pm

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

    Latest News

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    “How confused, traumatized caregivers can talk to kids about Shootings”

    Here and Now talks to Dr. Laurel Williams, professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. She's also the medical director of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium's CPAN initiative.

    May 25, 2022 from WBUR Here and Now



    Popular Resources

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    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.

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    Depression

    A general resource page on depression in children and adolescents.