June 7, 2019

How can families prepare for hurricane season?

Written by Dr. Leslie Taylor It’s the end of the school year and many children and families are ready for days at the swimming pool, having cookouts or planning for vacation. Summer also marks the beginning of hurricane season, with…


April 16, 2019

How Talking to Your Child about Sexual Health can Help Protect them from Child Sexual Abuse

Written by: Melissa Goldberg, PsyD Recent reports highlight the alarming prevalence of child sexual abuse. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of…


February 27, 2019

Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson calls for new state behavioral health institute

Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson’s recent announcement calling for a statewide institute for training, telehealth, and research to improve mental well-being in children included presentations by Elizabeth Newlin, MD, and Consuelo Walss-Bass, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center…


March 19, 2018

UTHealth receives $2.6 million from Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for behavioral health care at integrated UT Physicians clinics

HOUSTON – (March 15, 2018) – The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has awarded $2.6 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a technology-supported program for patients with unmet post-Harvey behavioral health needs. The program…


June 6, 2017

Foster care clinic wins excellence designation

More than 4,000 children in the custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) receive their medical care from the McGovern Medical School physicians at the Harris County Protective Services (HCPS) Clinic. In recognition of the high…


January 4, 2017

Psychiatry hosts conference on early identification and intervention for children

“Young Minds: Early Identification and Intervention in Behavioral Health” is the focus of this year’s Psychiatry Update, an annual conference sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School. The event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4…


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