Public Policy and Focus Areas

Through the Texas Council’s public policy efforts, Community Centers gain the opportunity to expand and improve services to their local communities.

Learn more about Texas Council’s Public Policy Principles

Learn more about our Focus Areas, around which our Policies and Initiatives are shaped:

Adult Behavioral Health

Children’s Mental Health

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

Texas Council regularly hosts webinars as training and educational opportunities for its Community Center members.

Please visit our Webinars page to stay updated on upcoming topics and to access recordings of past sessions.

Mental Health First Aid Express

Take defensive driving and support a great cause!

Expresslane is a state of Texas approved defensive driving course. The course can be accessed on any device connected to the internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can be used to:

  1. Dismiss a ticket (if approved by the court)
  2. Provide evidence for reducing insurance premiums (if offered by the insurance provider)
  3. Fulfill job-required defensive driving
  4.  Help make someone a safer driver

Click through the image to learn more about how choosing Expresslane can support Mental Health First Aid.

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Texas Veteran Support

Many people seeking Community Center services have experienced trauma related mental illness.

Among them are military personnel and veterans who have had exposure to traumatic events and have developed signs of post-traumatic stress and trauma related disorders.

The Texas Council supports programs and legislation to ensure Texas veterans receive the mental health services they need.

If you, or a loved one, are a military veteran in need of assistance, the following link may help connect you to resources:

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Texas Council Document Library

1470347728_bookshelfThe Document Library contains public policy briefs and other helpful resources.

Texas Council endeavors to keep you up to date with public policy updates, changes and recommendations from the State of Texas, and more.

Click here to visit our Document Library.