Mental Health Committee

Mission

The Committee focuses on integrating appropriate mental health evaluation and services into pediatric care, develops and delivers training programs related to mental health, disseminates research information, addresses billing and reimbursement issues for the provision of mental health services, and evaluates available tools and resources.

Resources for Pediatricians

AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Founded in 1960, the SODBP works to optimize the relationship between primary care and subspecialists, provide education and disseminate strategies to support quality clinical practice, and advocate on behalf of children and providers.
  • Includes resources for pediatricians including the ADHD Toolkit and Autism Toolkit.

Mental Health Guide written and maintained by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

  • A guide to navigating mental health systems and services in Texas.

Participate in a project to improve access to child psychiatry consultation and mental health.
Attention East Texas Pediatricians in the following counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Cass, Cherokee, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler.

A planning initiative is about to launch to position East Texas pediatric primary care providers to access enhanced supports for children and youth they serve with mental health needs. The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is inviting your participation to add the perspectives of providers caring for East Texas children and youth today. This letter (link) provides additional information about this planning opportunity, funded by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation

TPS Staff Contact

Angelica Ferrandino, MPAff; Angelica.Ferrandino@txpeds.org; 512-370-1503