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Students throughout the state have significant unmet behavioral health needs. To succeed in school, they need ready access to mental health care, substance use prevention, and programs to promote well-being. When children’s social-emotional-behavioral needs are met, they encounter fewer barriers to learning and teachers experience more productive classroom instruction.

ACY supports the expansion of school-based behavioral health centers that provide access to a full continuum of high-quality, evidence-based behavioral health programming.

March 3, 2015
ACY helped create the report titled “Community-Partnered School Behavioral Health: State of the Field in Maryland” as part of the School Behavioral Health Coalition.  ACY’s Kate Rabb and Neha Trivedi are working with advocates from Maryland Disability Law Center and the Mental Health Association of Maryland, and also with Public Policy Partners to identify ways to implement recommendations in the report.