Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices
Evidence-Based Practices: According to SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE, 2007), an EBP “is a practice which, based on research findings and expert or consensus opinion about available evidence, is expected to produce a specific clinical outcome.” EBPs are programs or practices that effectively integrate the best research evidence with clinical expertise, cultural competence, and the values of the individuals receiving the services. EBPs must be appropriate to the target population(s) and service settings in order to achieve desired outcomes.
The Health and Human Services Commission partners with UT Health San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, to promote workforce development through a training infrastructure. In-person and online training opportunities are offered to support the delivery of behavioral health services for adult, children and youth populations in Texas.
Health Care Practitioner Human Trafficking Training
House Bill 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, requires Health and Human Services to approve training courses on human trafficking, including at least one that is free of charge, post the list of approved courses on the HHS website, and update the list of approved courses as necessary.
The annual Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is back! Texas System of Care, in collaboration with the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at UT Austin and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is excited to announce the return of the Art Contest in 2023. The contest aims to raise awareness of mental health experiences, challenge stigma, and provide an opportunity to express complex emotions through creative outlets. Participants may enter by submitting original, creative works in one of three categories (original artwork, writing, or photography), that draws on the contest theme “Why Does Mental Health Matter to You?” The contest is open to Texans of all ages and is judged in four age groups—elementary school, middle school, high school and adult—across each of the three categories. The contest opens December 1st, 2022 and will accept individual and group submissions through March 10th, 2023.
Our podcast series is one of the ways we move from simply talking about our grantmaking to influencing dialogue and learning about mental health and well-being. Hosted by “Ike at the Mic,” our public affairs representative Ike Evans, the series captures the human implications of mental health and the factors that influence it, bringing you conversations with mental health experts, consumers, advocates, practitioners, researchers and community leaders from across Texas and beyond.
You're not alone if you're feeling nervous, anxious, or stressed during these uncertain times. USA Mental Health First Aid has compiled some tips from the their curriculum to help you care for your own mental health and that of your loved ones.
When it comes to serious mental illness (SMI) it is crucial to find information you can trust.
SMI Adviser offers researched, vetted and verified guidance to the best resources on SMI.
Our national experts answer questions directly from mental health clinicians. Our education catalog provides access to in-depth mental health courses. And our online Knowledge Base is a searchable guide to answers on SMI, clinical resources, mental health fact sheets, and more.