Stephany Bryan It is with such deep sadness the Texas Family Voice Network announces the death of Stephany Bryan, one of our founding family members and dear friend, who passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 from COVID-related complications. The loss of this champion of families and their children with behavioral health and/or trauma challenges is… Continue reading Remembering Stephany Bryan
This past week, two of our Texas Family Voice Network Leaders, Julie Bourne and Verlyn Johnson, were recognized at the Central Texas African American Family Support Conference with awards from the 2021 Richard E. Hopkins "Torch Awards". The Richard E. Hopkins “Torch Awards” acknowledge individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for African Americans… Continue reading TxFVN Leaders Awarded 2021 Torch Awards
Staff from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission teamed up with the Texas Family Voice Network to create a panel discussion about the inclusion of family advocates in state decisions for the first installment in the HHSC’s Behavioral Health All-Staff Equity Series.Pictured left to right:Veronica Martinez (Manager, Texas Mental Health Services Unit)Verlyn Johnson (TxFVN)Courtney… Continue reading Texas Family Voice Network headlines first meeting of Texas HHSC’s Behavioral Health Equity Series
This workbook was created by families for families with a belief that, with the tools, families can make tremendous change in their communities, states, and nation. The development of this workbook content was led by the Texas Family Voice Network, and is available in digital and print-friendly versions. Digital Version This version has interactive links and… Continue reading Journey to Family Leadership
There is much work to be done, but having a specified time, the first week of May, and events all over Texas, as well as the country, to celebrate and honor children’s mental health is a good start. Let’s keep spreading the word!