download brochure buttonConference 2015 Program

Read about our four day event held in August 2015 in San Antonio. Includes workshops, keynote speakers, and sponsors.  For specific workshop resources, check out our conference webpage for more information.


newslettersCreating a Culture of Care Newsletter – Spring 2015

Our Spring 2015 Creating a Culture of Care newsletter offers tips, ideas, and success stories for youth services professionals, especially RTC staff. This is our latest and last newsletter for Creating a Culture of Care, an initiative to minimize restraint and seclusion in Texas residential treatment centers.


report buttonNothing About Us Without Us, TAYF Planning Phase Evaluation Report 12.10.14

This evaluation report of the Planning Phase of the Houston/Harris County Transition-Age Youth and Families initiative offers findings, insights, and recommendations for organizations, funders, and youth/caregiver leaders working to engage youth and families in service planning and delivery.  it captures the work of TNOYS and 8 Houston organizations over a 6-month planning period.

videoTransition-Age Youth and Families “My Voice Matters” Video Series

During the planning phase, TNOYS Communications Specialist Sinclair Walker worked with Youth and Caring Council members to creatively use their voices, share their opinions, and tell their stories about mental health and mental health services in Houston. What resulted was four short videos and enthusiasm for a larger video series that will continue into the implementation phase.

factsheet buttonYouth Engagement Ladder

A resource created by TNOYS to support the organizations participating in the Transition-Age Youth and Families initiative in assessing their youth engagement efforts.



report buttonLiterature Review Series on Youth Engagement

Literature review series includes the following publications: How Teens Become Engaged in Youth Development Programs; Defining Engagement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment; Consumer Participation in a Youth Mental Health Service; and What a Difference Family-Driven Makes: Stories of Success and Lessons Learned.


newslettersCreating a Culture of Care – Summer 2014

Our Summer 2014 newsletter offers tips, ideas, and success stories for youth services professionals.  Topics covered include experiential learning, trust-based relational intervention (TBRI), and a spotlight on Roy Maas Youth Alternatives.


newslettersCreating a Culture of Care – Spring 2014

Our Spring 2014 newsletter offers tips, ideas, and success stories for youth services professionals. Topics covered include an article on the Six Core Strategies, a spotlight on Athletes for Change, and feedback from youth service staff on the impact of trauma-informed care and their work with youth.