Integrated Health Care for Foster Youth

“What we set out to do was establish a system that would, in fact, cater to the needs of foster children in one place,” Jacquelyn McMillon says, “and that children did not have to go all over the city of Houston to get the most basic of care.” In 2015, the Texas...

Peer Support in the Criminal Justice System

“Coming out of the criminal system, for many, means starting over with nothing,” Zarate says. “Our objective is to reduce hospitalization, reduce recidivism, and have them be successful in re-entering the community.” The more we learn, the more obvious it seems that...

Political Climate as a Chronic Stressor

The overwhelming uncertainty and tense political climate has become a point of stress for many Americans, with the US now setting a “national stress record” and with some even touting a new psychiatric diagnosis: Post Election Stress Disorder.

Youth in Transition: From Support to Empowerment

With the overhaul of Texas’ child welfare system dominating headlines during the 2017 legislative session, we revisit the topic of transition age youth, young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who have persistent mental health needs, particularly those in foster care and adoptive families.