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 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

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