Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Art Display with Marcella E. Franczkowski and First Lady Yumi Hogan

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, Maryland State Department of Education joined First Lady Yumi Hogan in recognizing Children’s Mental Health Matters’ student artists at the First Lady’s Art Display in Annapolis.

Children's Mental Health Matters! A drawing with a yellow background depicts a net reaching for a butterfly beneath the words "Your Struggle is part of your story!"

Children’s Mental Health Matters! May 2018

Children’s Mental Health Matters! is a Maryland public awareness campaign that highlights the importance of children’s mental health. The campaign features more than a week of events, workshops, media, outreach, and other awareness-raising activities during Mental Health Month.

Working with children with autism

Training Videos for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute developed a series of online training videos to provide classroom tips and practical strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum. See the library of videos covering topics such as sensory supports, communication needs, helping victims of bullying and harassment, legal issues around school removal, and addressing behavioral challenges.

Improving Students’ Lives by Engaging Their Minds

Principals at schools in Baltimore and Dallas believed they could transform students’ lives and improve academic performance by trying strategies that changed the way students engaged their brains.
The novel approaches worked.

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

This May is Mental Health Month; Maryland Learning Links is raising awareness of Risky Business (#riskybusiness). The campaign is meant to
educate and inform individuals dealing with a mental health concern understand that some behaviors and habits can be detrimental to
recovery—or even mask a deeper issue—but that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of.

Learning Links Profile: Abila Tazanu M.D.

Abila Tazanu M.D. has a unique perspective on the daily challenges and long term triumphs of all parents with kids on the autism spectrum. It is an insider view that she is using to change the way children with developmental disabilities are screened. Her passion makes sense. Doctor Tazanu is not only one of Prince […]

Learning Links Profile: Deborah G. Badawi, MD

Transitions aren’t always easy. The question of how you help a child move from the sheltered world of childhood and adolescence to the world of independent adult life is a struggle for all parents. If you have ever tried to teach your teenager how to do laundry you’ve gotten a glimpse into the difficulty of […]

Early Learning Organization Partnerships

The Maryland Early Childhood Mental Health Project: The major goals of the project are to help children remain successful in their current child care placement and to be able to enter school ready to succeed. The vast majority of children served through this project are able to remain in their current child care settings, change […]

Early Childhood Training Resources

These training resources are good opportunities for parents and providers to share information and learn from experts in the Early Learning field.