In some parts of Texas, children with multiple challenges are finding great success in a coordinated, thoughtful approach that utilizes a family’s strengths to deliver effective treatment and services.
When children struggle with serious mental health challenges and can’t get help, it’s much harder for them to succeed at home, at school, and in the community. Many times, they require services from several different programs and agencies. Too often, these services are disconnected, causing gaps in service and ineffective treatment. Fortunately, several Texas communities have changed the way they do business to help kids and families connect with the services and support they need using a "system of care” approach. The results they’re seeing show why this way of helping kids with mental illness should be taken to scale.