In 1986, three Parents as Teachers pilot site in different major metropolitan areas began serving families in Texas. Since then the program has expanded significantly, especially in some of the smaller communities around the state. Texas Parents as Teachers sites serve communities in 38 counties. To learn more about the history of Parents as Teachers in Texas go to our History page.
The Texas Parents as Teachers State Office started as a program of Mental Health America of Texas in 1986 and transitioned over to Mental Health America of Greater Dallas in 2017. The State Office provides a range of services to ensure the Parents as Teachers sites across the state are able to provide quality services to families. The office assists sites with model compliance and fidelity, data entry, advocacy, and professional development. The following page contains information regarding the State Office staff supporting the Texas Parents as Teachers sites.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF GREATER DALLAS
The Texas Parents as Teachers State Office was a program of Mental Health America of Texas,the largest and longest-serving mental health education and advocacy group in the state, from 1986 to 2017. Mental Health America of Greater Dallas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote mental wellness through community education and policy advocacy. Through the support of our staff, volunteers and supporters, we help develop and improve resources for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and adults with serious mental illness. To learn more, please visit their website mhadallas.org.
TEXAS PARENTS AS TEACHERS STATE OFFICE STAFF
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