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Texas’ shortage of mental health works is getting worse – Texas Tribune article featuring CIS of Central Texas

Texas Tribune article: Uvalde was a mental health desert before a school shooting prompted Texas to respond with resources. Click here to read the story and learn about the Communities In Schools response.

Communities In Schools of Central Texas Board Member Patrick Patterson was on Fox 7 Austin to share tips for how parents can prepare students for back to school. 

CIS of Central Texas Chief Program Officer, Jen Griffis, on FOX 7 Austin sharing tips about how to prepare students for back to school.

Communities in Schools talks about ending the school year — The end of the school year can be stressful but it’s even more so for many families as they end another year of virtual and hybrid learning. CIS Teen Parent Educator Adriana Bolanos has some tips to help parents and kids stay calm, united, and focused.

Helping students manage emotions in stressful times — Communities in Schools Program Manager Stephanie Hooton from The Impact Center has more on how parents can play a role in helping students thrive in and outside the classroom.

Supporting mental health needs of young people — One in five teens has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life. So how do you support the mental health needs of young people? Program Director with Communities in Schools Erica Gallardo has more on what parents and caregivers should look out for and where they can go to find help.

Communities In Schools of Central Texas honored as Nonprofit of the Year  

The Power of Partnership: Communities In Schools and Hays CISD Principal Lisa Walls

CIS ASPIRE (Achieving Success through Parental Involvement, Reading and Education) partnership with KLRU

College Day at Allison Elementary

CIS of Central Texas AmeriCorps Member wins All In for Kids Award

Media Contact: Debra Joiner