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UMB SMH Program

The CSMH works closely with the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program (SMHP), a longstanding (established in 1989), interdisciplinary and effective program providing mental health promotion and intervention to youth in 25 Baltimore City schools. Most CSMH staff are actively engaged with the SMHP (e.g., trainers, supervisors, clinicians), which helps us stay connected to issues in the trenches, while helping to develop ideas for bridging research and practice.

The SMHP has achieved national recognition for its commitment to health and mental health programs for youth in Baltimore City Public Schools. Baltimore was among the first nationally to develop school-based health centers, and has become a leader in the systematic development of expanded school mental health programs.