Mental Health Care for Texas’ Most Vulnerable Youth

About This Priority

Children and youth across the country face increasing rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal behaviors. This is especially true for adolescents in the child welfare system whose experiences and trauma often create complex trauma. TACFS will be advocating for programs that effectively respond to crises and equip organizations with the resources they need to provide the continuum of mental health services that vulnerable children and youth need.


Improve utilization of existing programs that respond to crises and divert youth from foster care including YES waiver and Residential Foster Care diversion


Streamline process to become a SB 58 Medicaid credentialed provider


Invest in evidence-based programming providing in-home wraparound services