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You Are Not Alone!
Parenting is a difficult task, many parents are often worried about balancing family needs with expectations, real and perceived, of others, society, educators, and their own children. The pressures of these expectations may often leave parents feeling as if they are alone. However, many parents have been through some of the same struggles you may currently be facing.
The CDC reports that in 2012, 15% of Texas children between the ages 2 to 17 were diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, depression or anxiety, ADD/ADHD, or behavioral/conduct problems
A Texas Department of State Health Services 2012 survey of youth indicates that 20.4% report their own mental health as “not good”. DSHS also reports that in 2012, 11.8% of deaths were due to intentional self harm.
20,240 Texas children were receiving mental health services from the local mental health authority during the fourth fiscal quarter in 2014.
The best outcomes for children occur when a
partnership between parents, schools and mental health facilities are created
You are not alone!
Getting Help Is Not A Bad Thing
...From treatment back to school
If your child has received behavioral health treatment that required a stay away from home and school, there are some helpful ways to assist with the return to community and school.
Transition to School Checklist:
Let your child know that he is not alone!
*Each child should receive a discharge plan when leaving the facility. If you have any questions about follow-up appointments or referrals, contact the treatment facility.
*If you have any questions about or problems with the referrals made, please let your case manager know.
*Do not be afraid to ask about family and wrap around resources for the family by contacting the Community Resource Collaboration Group.
For Medical Emergencies, call 911
Wraparound Portal - Access Community Resource Collaboration Group supports and community resources
Region 2 Prevention Resource Center
Toll Free: (800) 588-8728
211 Texas-A Call for Help
Abilene Behavioral Health
Betty Hardwick Center
River Crest Hospital
Speak Your Mind Texas
Center for Parent Information and Resources
National Institute of Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health America
Building Bridges for Children’s Mental Health (Tools for Families and Schools)
U.S. Department of Education
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