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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 Daniel Oppenheimer at doppenheimer@utsystem.edu or (512) 852-3269.

  • 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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    13

    May

    2021

    Webinar: Kids, Families, & Healthy Sleep

    12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    UT Austin Dell Medical School

    Virtual

    Flyer with CME info

    14

    May

    2021

    Webinar: Schizophrenia

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    TTUHSC El Paso

    Virtual

    14

    May

    2021

    Webinar: Suicide Screening and Assessment in Pediatric Primary Care

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UTHSC Tyler

    Virtual

    19

    May

    2021

    Webinar: Screening for Childhood Abuse & Trauma in Primary Care

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UTHSC Tyler

    Virtual

    20

    May

    2021

    Webinar: Suicide Assessment and Documentation in Children & Adolescents For Primary Care Providers

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UNT Health Science Center

    Virtual

    26

    May

    2021

    Webinar: Effective Diagnosis & Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm

    UTHSC Tyler

    Virtual

    27

    May

    2021

    Webinar: Gender Dysphoria

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    TTUHSC El Paso

    Virtual

    11

    Jun

    2021

    Webinar: Mindful Communication in Medicine

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    TTUHSC El Paso

    Virtual

    24

    Jun

    2021

    Webinar: Novel Drug Abuse in Youth

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    TTUHSC El Paso

    Virtual

    Latest News

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    Podcast: Enhancing Access to Pediatric Mental Health through Primary Care

    Drs. Sarah Martin and Adrianne Harrel speak to the TeamPeds Talks podcast about CPAN.

    March 20, 2021 from National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners


    Increase in Children with Mental Health Struggles Reveals Shortage of Help in Collin County

    A new program called Child Psychiatric Access Network, CPAN, offers physicians access to mental health resources in real time.

    February 15, 2021 from Local Profile


    New Resources

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    Document from TCMHCC

    Medication Guide for Depression

    A guide to medications for treating depression in children and adolescents.

    Online Material from Anxiety & Depression Association of America

    GAD-7 Anxiety

    This brief, self-administered patient questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

    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.