Harris County Behavioral Health Task Force Offers New Recommendations Prioritizing Emotional and Behavioral Health in Schools


Mental Health America of Greater Houston and members of the Harris County School Behavioral Health Initiative will announce on Thursday new attainable and needed recommendations that prioritize emotional and behavioral health in Harris County area schools.  Due to recent national tragedies, renewed attention has been given to the importance of meeting the behavioral health needs of children and youths.  The recommendations will establish both the urgent need for, and the advantages of, a paradigm shift on the part of the education and behavioral health systems.


Dr. James McSwain, Houston ISD, Lamar High School Principal

Gwen Emmett, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Board of Directors

Andrea Hinckson Usanga, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Director of Policy and Government Relations

Trish King, ChildBuilders, Executive Director

Dr. Linda Macias, Cy-Fair ISD, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction and Accountability

Angelina Hudson, Parent

Emily Pyle, Student


When:             Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:00 am

Where:            Lamar High School, 3325 Westheimer Houston, 77098