Behavioral Health

TIPS, Inc. understands that a youth’s mental health and well-being are affected by things that happen to them when they are very young and how they react to them.  A youth’s response to toxic stressors from environments that are negative can be dangerous and can affect that youth’s brain development.

As with physical health, it should be understood that mental health is not merely the absence of disease or a mental health disorder. It also includes emotional well-being, psychological well-being, and social well-being (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011; CDC, Health-Related Quality of Life, 2011).

In understanding the needs of youth, the Texas Initiative Programs, Inc. will address and provide assistance in the following areas:

  1. Help/facilitate the development of fulfilling relationships.
  2. Provide mechanisms to enable youth to adapt to change.
  3. Utilize appropriate coping mechanisms to achieve well-being without discrimination.
  4. Help youth to realize his or her potential.
  5. The development of skills that will help youth navigate the different environments they inhabit (U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services, 1999; National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2004).

In keeping and maintaining the mission of providing the best care and services possible, TIPS, Inc. contracts and collaborates with local county mental health systems and organizations to ensure a continuity of care for our clients and their families.

Through our Behavioral Health program, TIPS, Inc. will offer families and referring entities a program of care that is based in the neighborhoods and communities in which the youth and their families reside. This method of care allows TIPS, Inc. to demonstrate its ability to be a collaborative and caring organization in the lives of the youth and families we serve every day.

In addition to providing at-risk youth and children with different kinds of mental health challenges the best service possible, TIPS, Inc. specializes in innovative thinking and working sometimes “outside the box” to reach our youth and ultimately our (the client , family, and organizational) objectives.