The Alliance for Adolescent Recovery and Treatment in Texas (AART-TX) is a collaborative initiative aimed at improving access to evidence-based assessment, treatment, and recovery supports for Texas youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who have been diagnosed with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. Funded by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and led through a partnership between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH), AART-TX has the following goals:
- Increase access to effective assessment, treatment, and recovery services for adolescents in need of substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder services.
- Create efficient, coordinated local or regional systems of care that are driven by the needs of youth and families, enhance continuity of care among child-serving provider systems, and reduce disparities.
- Ensure recommended changes to the adolescent treatment and recovery system can be implemented and sustained by aligning state-level policies and funding strategies.
- Expand the number of members of the behavioral health workforce who are qualified to provide evidence-based and best practice assessment, treatment, and recovery supports to adolescents in Texas.
By building on existing infrastructure and involving youth, family, state agency and provider stakeholders, AART-TX aims to promote adolescent wellness and recovery, as well as greater collaboration between service providers and youth/families in treatment and recovery to promote a fully integrated system of care.
Learn more about…
- AART-TX Behavioral Health Workforce Map
- AART-TX Communication Plan
- AART-TX Workforce Training and Implementation Plan
- AART-TX Provider Collaborative Plan
- AART-TX Family and Youth Engagement Plan
- AART-TX 5-Year Strategic Plan
Financial Mapping Reports
- Texas Financial Mapping: Expenditures and Youth Served in the Child and Adolescent Substance Use and Co-Occurring System of Care (FY2015)