Toxic Stress

Lege Session Ends With Victories for Kids and Some Disappointments

Lege Session Ends With Victories for Kids and Some Disappointments

A Preliminary Recap of Key Children's Bills from the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

Opportunities to Improve Children’s Mental Health in Texas

Testimony to the House Select Committee on Mental Health

Texans Care for Children is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue children's policy organization. We drive policy change to improve the lives of Texas children today for a stronger Texas tomorrow. We envision a Texas in which all children grow up to be healthy, safe, successful, and on a path to fulfill their promise. We appreciate all the work that the committee has done to bring attention and discussion to the far reaching effects mental illness has on Texas children, families, adults, and communities and ways Texas can improve the outcomes of those who experience mental illness and the systems that serve them.  We thank you for the opportunity to offer recommendations on ways the state can make a positive difference in supporting the mental health of children and youth.