The University of Maryland School Mental Health (SMH) Program seeks to enhance the learning environment of the Baltimore City Public School System by removing barriers to learning and promoting the social, emotional and behavioral well-being of students. We are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing learning environment for students and families to access culturally sensitive and effective prevention and therapeutic services. We promote wellness and academic success using a person- and family-centered approach.

Person- and family-centered care is a collaborative approach to prevention and treatment services that highlights a child and their families. We view the patient and family as equal partners, and we highlight each person’s strengths in our personalized support and treatment plans working with students educators and their families.


  • Telemental Health
  • Telepsychiatry and medication management
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Prevention programs for substance abuse
  • Support programs for healthy relationships
  • Coping skills for stressful life events and crisis intervention
  • Teacher consultations
  • Mental health education for teachers, families and classrooms

Schools Serviced

  • Alexander Hamilton Elementary
  • Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute High School
  • Calverton Elementary/Middle
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School
  • Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary
  • Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle
  • Digital Harbor High School
  • Dorothy I. Height Elementary
  • Franklin Square Elementary/Middle
  • Harlem Park Elementary/Middle
  • James Mosher Elementary
  • Morrell Park Elementary/Middle
  • New Song Academy Elementary/Middle
  • North Bend Elementary/Middle
  • Roland Park Elementary/Middle
  • Rosemont Elementary/Middle
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle
  • Violetville Elementary/Middle
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy High School
  • Waverly Elementary/Middle
  • Western High School
  • Wildwood Elementary/Middle


  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Professional Counselors
  • Educators


Jennifer Cox
Program Director