MHAES leads a collaboration of school personnel, mental health providers and family run organizations to increase the well-being of all children on the Eastern Shore. The goals and objectives of ESSMHC are to develop a rural regional model of school-based behavioral health services that shares knowledge, resources and leads to improved academic outcomes for children, an engaged family support system, and teachers prepared to meet the needs of all children who enter their classrooms.
Funded by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), ESSMHC works to improve the delivery of services and results for children and youth with disabilities and their families within the four priority areas identified by the MSDE: Early Childhood, Professional Learning, Access and Equity, Progress, and Secondary Transition.
ESSMHC also hosts an annual conference in November of each year titled "Linking Mental Health to Academic Success".
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