Resources

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In Texas  

Texas Youth Action Network: The Texas Youth Action Network (TYAN) offers supports to help organizations build or expand Youth-Adult Partnerships. TYAN aims to empower youth and build programs and policies that are responsive to the needs of young people. 

Texas Department of State Health Services:

Texas Health Steps: Get free CEs on-the-go with Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education! Courses are available 24/7 on a computer or mobile device and offers practical guidance that can put into practice right away. All of the free modules can be found on the Texas Health Steps' website. The courses listed below are t modules that focus on issues specific to adolescents:

  • Promoting Adolescent Health
  • High-risk Behaviors in Young People
  • Teen Consent and Confidentiality  
  • Preconception Health: Screening and Intervention

Texas Workforce Commission’s Jobs Y’all: a website to help students explore careers and jobs in Texas.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission:

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services:

  • Transitional Living Services - helps foster care youth and young adults make the transition to adulthood. The program also helps identify long-term education, career, and life goals. 
  • Prevention & Early Intervention Programs:
    • Community Youth Development – a prevention program in ZIP codes with high juvenile crime rates for youth ages six to 17 (with a focus on youth ages 10 through 17). Communities use mentoring, youth-employment programs, career preparation, and alternative recreational activities to prevent delinquency.
    • Services to At-Risk Youth – provides crisis intervention, short-term emergency shelter, individual and family counseling, youth and parent skills groups, and universal child abuse and neglect prevention activities in all counties in Texas.
    • Statewide Youth Services Network - provides community and evidence-based juvenile delinquency prevention programs available to youth ages six to 17 in each DFPS region.  

Out of State

  • Office of Population Affairs – offers research, services, health promotion activities, training, education, partnership engagement, national planning, and information.
  • Family & Youth Services Bureau – offers programs to end youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence.
  • Act For Youth - connects research to practice in the areas of positive youth development and adolescent/young adult health.
  • Youth.gov – provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and communities support effective programs for youth.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – the Division of Adolescent and School Health promotes environments where youth can gain fundamental health knowledge and skills, establish healthy behaviors for a lifetime, connect to health services.
  • National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC) – provides a range of training and technical assistance on improving the delivery of preventive services related to behavioral health, including depression screening and follow-up, and strengthening the focus on the distinct needs of young adults.
  • The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) – provides data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s lives—including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social context.
  • HealthCare.gov – learn about health insurance and whether you qualify for any programs.

   

For more information, please contact us at:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 776-7373: Phone
(512) 458-7658: Fax
TitleV@dshs.texas.gov

 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These external links may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. For more information about Maternal and Child Health or information regarding adolescent health in Texas, please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov or call (512) 776-7373.

Last updated September 14, 2021