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Mission and Vision
The Center for School Behavioral Health (the Center) at Mental Health America of Greater Houston serves as a “living laboratory” for incubating innovative, cost-effective and replicable best practices to improve the behavioral health of students by facilitating collective action; providing highly specialized professional development opportunities, technical assistance and community education; and conducting research, advocacy, and policy analysis.
The Center transforms school behavioral health to support the healthy psychological and cognitive development of children in the Greater Houston region through services and programs promoting behavioral health, as well as the prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral health disorders.
The Center operates within MHA of Greater Houston and encompasses five major programmatic areas:
- The School Behavioral Health Collaborative
- The School Behavioral Health School District Learning Community
- Best Practices Incubator
- The Center for School Behavioral Health Annual Conference
- School Behavioral Health Advocacy and Public Policy Analysis