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NON-CRISIS 1-806-337-1000

Behavioral Health Program

Children's Behavioral ServicesNational statistics show that one out of four children will have a mental health related illness during his or her childhood. Children diagnosed and treated are more likely to succeed at home, school, and community. Our services are based upon the child’s and family’s strengths, needs, ad preferences. Some benefits could include: reduction of mental health symptoms, improved communication skills, emotional regulation, coping skills, & improved social functioning.

TPC Children’s Behavioral Health Program covers the top 21 counties in the Texas Panhandle. These counties include: Potter, Randall, Moore, Dallam, Sherman, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Carson, Gray, Wheeler, Roberts, Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hemphill, Deaf Smith, Oldham, Donley, Armstrong, Collingsworth, Hall.

Although Amarillo services as our primary clinic, we also have regional offices located in Dumas (Moore County,) Borger (Hutchinson County,) Pampa (Gray County,) Perryton (Hemphill County,) Hereford (Deaf Smith County,) & Clarendon (Donley County.)

Child and Youth Mental Health Priority Population- the children’s mental health priority population are children’s ages 3-17 with serious emotional disturbance (excluding single diagnosis of substance abuse, intellectual or developmental disability, or autism spectrum disorder) who have a serious functional impartment or who:

  • Are at risk of disruption of a preferred living or child care environment due to psychiatric symptoms, or
  • Are enrolled in special education because of a serious emotional disturbance.

Services can include:

  • Assessment Services
    • Assessment services determined eligibility, treatment needs and treatment preferences of the child/family seeking services. To qualify for services, the clinician must be able to make a diagnostic impression related to mental health needs Families can call 337.1000 to set up this initial appointment in order to determine eligibility.

  • Care Coordination
    • Organizing consumer care activities and sharing information among all of the participants concerned with the consumer’s care to achieve safer and more effective care.

  • Case Management
    • Provides assistance in assessing and accessing needs, medical, social, education and other community resources. This includes services/treatment planning, assessment, monitoring, crisis prevention and other needed case management services. CM can range from basic to intensive.

  • Medication Management/Physician Services
    • Medication related services provides evaluation of the need for, prescribing and monitoring, medication used for psychiatric disorders. Services include pharmacological management, medication monitoring, medication administration and training

  • Skills Training
    • Skills training addresses community living, social, communication, coping, daily living, anger management, problem solving, self-control, listening, developing natural support, symptoms management and accessing education, parenting, or employment resources

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Counseling addresses emotional symptoms including depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, trauma and self-harm with cognitive behavior therapy.

  • Family Partner
    • The primary responsibility of a Certified Family Partner is to help caregivers achieve their family’s needs, wants, and goals. Major responsibilities include: advocacy, mentoring, role modeling, support group facilitators, participates in Wraparound process, act as system navigators, and community resource locator.

  • Crisis Services
    • In the event of a crisis, there is a 24-hour crisis response team (MCOT). Emergency crisis intervention services and crisis stabilization available to all individuals in crisis


For more information, contact:
MH Children’s Services
1500 S. Taylor
Amarillo, TX 79101

(806) 354-2191
Or call our Crisis Line at 806-359-6699 (toll free 1-800-692-4039)