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Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Education Initiative

The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Education Initiative (CABHEI) seeks to enhance the capacity of professionals from multiple disciplines to promote the mental health and resiliency of children and adolescents residing in rural locales. Through training and enrichment activities, CABHEI will promote a greater understanding of the role all healthcare providers and educators have in ensuring that rurally located children and adolescents receive quality care.

Teresa Simmons, CABHEI Director, may be reached at tfsimmons@salisbury.edu or 410-677-3923 for more information and available educational opportunities.

Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) Program

The BHIPP Program is a partnership between Salisbury University’s Department of Social Work, University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, with funding from Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Salisbury’s component of this partnership is to train, place, and supervise Masters level social work interns in pediatric primary care offices throughout the state of Maryland.

The state program website can be accessed at http://mdbhipp.org/

Contact Teresa Simmons, LCSW-C at tfsimmons@salisbury.edu or 410-677-3923 for further information on Salisbury’s component of the BHIPP Program.

Lower Shore Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Lower Shore Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (LSECMHC) is a program of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Education Initiative (CABHEI), funded by the Maryland State Department of Education. The LSECMHC is designed to provide behavioral consultation services for childcare providers.

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The typical consultation includes the following process, but we recognize that special circumstances may require additional contacts.

  • Assessment Phase
    • Observations in the child care setting
    • Completion of screening/assessment tools
    • A meeting with the childcare provider and caregiver(s) to review the results of the assessment and create a plan of action
  • Teaching Phase
    • One to two visits with the child care provider to teach new strategies
    • One to two phone calls to support the implementation of the new strategies
  • Evaluation Phase
    • One follow up observation in the child care setting to evaluate the use of the new strategies
    • Completion of screening/assessment tools

Throughout the consultation process, community resource referrals are made as needed or requested by the childcare provider or family.

Phone 410-677-6590 for more information.