Provider Resource Room

The Provider Resource Room offers links to a variety of websites and resources that behavioral health providers may find useful. They are organized by behavioral health topics and special populations. Links to information about evidence-based practice implementation are also included. The resources are categorized by the topic areas listed below:

Topics

Mental Health Services in Texas

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General Mental Health

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Mental Health in Schools

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Children and Adolescents

  • Raising Texas is a statewide, collaborative effort to strengthen Texas’ system of services for young children and families so that all children enter school healthy and ready to learn.
  • Effective Child Therapy is a website which is designed to inform both the general public and practitioners regarding the most up-to-date, research-based information about mental health treatment for children and adolescents. This web site is provided by a partnership between the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
  • RTC Portland - Pathways to Positive Futures  aims to to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training. RTC provides a variety of resources to support the positive development of youth and young adults, including research, training, and technical assistance.
  • The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.
  • Child Trends mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including policy makers, program providers, foundations, and the media.
  • Child Trends What Works webpage offers six comprehensive tools for improving outcomes for children and youth.
  • Columbia University Guidelines for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Referral (PDF) are guidelines designed to assist staff in community and juvenile justice agencies in developing appropriate referrals for youth diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.
  • The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.
  • The Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development website is designed specifically for parents, therapists, early childhood educators, early interventionists, and researchers and includes information about effective early childhood intervention practices based on research.

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Working with Juvenile Justice Populations

  • The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice was established to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice.
  • Reclaiming Futures is a project supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for pilot sites to create a model that promotes new standards of care and opportunities in juvenile justice that helps teenagers caught in the cycle of drugs, alcohol, and crime.

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Homelessness

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Cultural Competency

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Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Abuse

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Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

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Pagina Web en Espanol/Websites in Spanish

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Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resources

  • The National Guideline Clearinghouse is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) is a technical-assistance organization that promotes knowledge development and the implementation of EBPs for the treatment and recovery of people with severe mental illness and co-occurring severe mental and substance use disorders.
  • Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA) Evidence-Based and Best Practice Treatment Resources offers resources focused on implementing evidence-based (EBP) and best practices in addiction treatment.
  • The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Office of Technical Assistance provides focused, state-of-the-art technical assistance and consultation to State Mental Health Agencies, state mental health planning and advisory councils, consumers, and families to help ensure that the best practices and most up-to-date knowledge in mental health and related fields are translated into action at the state and local levels.
  • The Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment approach helps people recover by offering both mental health and substance abuse services at the same time and in one setting. SAMHSA’s toolkit provides information for integrating dual diagnosis treatment into your organization.
  • The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to close the gap between science and service by improving the science and practice of implementation in relation to evidence-based programs and practices.
  • Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature (PDF) is a monograph that summarizes findings from the review of the research literature on implementation and proposes frameworks for understanding effective implementation processes.
  • NIATx helps behavioral health providers improve access to and retention in treatment for all of their clients through process improvement.
  • Rand Getting to Outcomes® is an approach that has been used to guide community practitioners in planning, implementing, and evaluating a large number of evidence-based or promising behavioral health practices. The site provides a variety of manuals and publications to support the use of this framework.

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Working with the Military Community

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Employment Resources

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Suicide Prevention

  • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website contains suicide prevention resources, including the 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis [1-800-273-TALK (8255)].

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