Support Family PAC This Giving Tuesday!

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Giving Tuesday is an annual global day of giving that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (this year, it will be November 29, 2022). It began in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation as a response to the consumerism brought on by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday gave people disenchanted by holiday shopping a reason to focus on the positives of the holiday season—on giving rather than spending.

In 2021, a record-breaking $2.7 billion was raised in the United States alone. And you can be part of this important movement in 2022!

Why Family PAC?

Family PAC is the political action committee of TAMFT, providing important information and advocacy for MFTs in Texas. The support of Family PAC goes to help us advocate for issues that affect the ability of MFTs in Texas to practice by protecting our scope of practice, ensuring the growth of MFT services within the state, and increasing opportunities for MFTs to be paid for their work.

By contributing to Family PAC, you help protect the future of our profession and the ability of Texans to benefit from the services that MFTs provide.

Where the Money Goes

We are constantly supporting, advocating, and actively engaging our legislative committees so that LMFTs are adequately represented at our state level. The PAC fund is what helps to have this happen. Thanks to your donations, we have:

  • Passed legislation codifying the Supreme Court "diagnosis" decision, established LMFTs as eligible to participate in the mental health student loan assistance program, and enabled LMFTs to be reimbursed for telehealth services.
  • Created the Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC), securing sufficient appropriations and employees for running the new entity, while preserving an independent licensure board to provide dedicated oversight and regulation for the profession of LMFTs. 
  • Broadened funding for a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's (THECB) mental health tuition reimbursement program, reducing financial barriers for students, as well as improving the regulation and payment for telemedicine and telehealth services, including a provider's "choice of platform" and "audio only" services.
  • Extended liability protection for licensed mental health practitioners working with patients, allowing disclosure of confidential information, when there is a probability of imminent physical injury by the patient to the patient or others, or a probability of imminent mental or emotional injury to the patient.

How You Can Help

Our work isn't done! Because 2023 marks the 88th legislative session, we need your help more than ever! There are several initiatives that we are working towards to improve our ability to deliver quality mental health services. For a list of the initiatives for the upcoming session, please click HERE.

We are asking for you to consider donating to Family PAC this Giving Tuesday and help us continue to shape marriage and family therapy in Texas!

PREMIUM DONATION LEVELS

Level Donation Additional Benefits
SuperPAC $100 Special recognition in the quarterly newsletter, social media, and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a signed book by Scott Miller, Ph.D.!
GoldPAC $75 Special recognition in the quarterly newsletter and on social media
SilverPAC $50 Special recognition on social media

 

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