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Mental Health Association
of the  Eastern Shore

Exploring School-Based mental health needs on the eastern shore of maryland report findings 

The Eastern Shore School Mental Health Coalition (ESSMHC) and Salisbury University set  out this past year to conduct an assessment on the behavioral health needs of children in schools on the Eastern Shore. With Funding provided by a Maryland State Department of Education Grant, four different assessments were completed in 2015. The goal was to conduct surveys and focus groups with parents, school personnel, and community-based providers. The aim was to understand the various perspectives on behavioral health needs and barriers for school-aged children.

Kimberly van Vulpen, PhD and Amy Habeger, LCSW-C from the Social Work Department at Salisbury University are the primary investigators for this study. Forward any questions about the findings to or

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