Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Mental Health Resources for Schools
To help individuals in the affected areas identify and connect to appropriate services and supports, TEA collaborated with state and federal agencies, and local community organizations, to create the compilation of mental health resources listed below.For additional information, please email: HarveyRecoveryMH@tea.texas.gov.
Resources for school systems, staff, students and families are available on the webpages listed below:
Mental Health Resources: Funding
Mental Health Resources: Counseling and Crisis Intervention Services
Mental Health Resources: School Personnel Training and ClassroomResources
Mental Health Resources: Special Populations
Mental Health Resources: Parents, Caregivers and Families
Mental Health Resources: Community and General Resources
Each Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) provides services to a specific geographic area of the state. HHSC contracts with 39 LMHAs to deliver mental health services in communities across Texas. LMHAs provide psychiatric crisis response through 24-hour hotlines and mobile crisis outreach teams. LMHAs also provide behavioral health services, and referrals for all Texans seeking behavioral health services. LMHAs routinely outreach to community partners as well as serve as resources in their respective communities for trainings related to behavioral health and the coordination of behavioral health services during disasters.
Visit the online LMHA search tool: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/mhservices-search/. You can search for the referral line phone number of each LMHA by city, county or zip code using the online mental health services search form. You may call the referral line of the LMHA in your area for confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Resources at a Glance
Considerations of Mental Health Professionals (PDF)
Guidelines-for-evacuation-of-Individuals with Disabilities during Disasters (PDF)
Helping Children Cope after Hurricane Harvey (PDF)
How Families and Caregivers Can Help (PDF)
How Teachers Can Help (PDF)
MMHPI Hurricane Harvey Resources and Links for the TEA Website (PDF)
PEI STAR Program (PDF)
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.sprc.org
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Region 5 ESC will devote its operation to the purpose of helping each school educate its students so as to assure their success in our society.
Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region 5 ESC are aligned with, and designed to support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills(TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education.
Region 5 ESC Vision:
The vision of ESC 5 is to be the provider of choice for education services and solutions.
Region 5 ESC Mission:
The mission of ESC 5 is to assist schools through various initiatives in meeting the needs of students through efficient and economical means.
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