About Lena Pope

Our 90 years of experience in child and family services guide our current efforts to improve child well-being here in Tarrant County. We use evidence-based, research-tested programs focused on prevention and early intervention services that support child development and improve the behavioral and mental health of children.

Our investments in kids and families start by assessing how well a child or family is functioning during daily life. Let us demonstrate by using a simple analogy we use with children every day: The Engine Check.

If YOU were an engine in a vehicle, how well would your engine be running?

At Lena Pope, our teams meet kids and families where they are to partner with them to get their engines back to running just right.

Too LOW?

Do you feel worn down? Sad? Do you lack motivation to accomplish your goals? Are you not enjoying things you used to enjoy?

As hard as it is to face, many kids suffer from depression.

Our Emotional Well-Being teams work with kids every day to build healthy coping skills so they can safely process their emotions and get their engine running well again.

Just Right?

Do you feel happy? Do you feel like you can reach success and achieve your goals?

This is where we want kids’ engines to run.

When kids feel safe and have the right skills in place, they can navigate new challenges and keep their engines running just right.


Is your stress level running high? Do you feel anxious or get easily upset when things don’t go your way?

When kids’ engines are running too hot, their behavior may turn aggressive or explosive.

Kids need help to process big feelings and learn how to regulate their emotions and behavior. Our behavioral well-being teams can help families decrease problematic behaviors when kids’ engines run too high.

Child Well-Being

At Lena Pope, we believe that children possess unlimited potential and are worthy of our investments. But we know that children in our community face adversity and that reducing the damaging effects of these negative experiences is critical to adult success. Promoting child well-being involves understanding and addressing child, youth, and caregiver functioning in physical, behavioral, social, and cognitive areas.

Lena Pope uses nine decades of experience in child and family services to inform our current efforts to improve child well-being here in Tarrant County.

What is our model?

We believe investing in kids now leads to happy, healthy, and successful adults later. We believe providing proactive services and support to improve the emotional, behavioral, and intellectual well-being of kids ensures the largest returns on our investments and keeps kids on a path toward success.


decreasing problematic behaviors


improving school readiness and success


increasing child and family resiliency