Center for School Mental Health Assistance 


The Center for School Mental Health Assistance provides leadership and technical assistance to advance effective interdisciplinary school-based mental health programs. We strive to support schools and communities in the development of programs that are accessible, family-centered, culturally sensitive, and responsive to local needs. The Center offers a forum for training, the exchange of ideas, and the promotion of coordinated systems of care that provide a full continuum of services to enhance mental health, development, and learning in youth.


1) To provide technical assistance and consultation to diverse groups involved with, interested in, or affected by mental health programs in schools. 

2) Provide national and state training and education on mental health in schools in planning and conducting their own training events.

3) Enhance emerging knowledge bases relevant to youth learning, development and psychosocial functioning, as they connect to mental health programs in schools.

4) Develop and maintain an up-to-date resource library including documents, books, manuals, and resources relevant to mental health in schools.

5) Promote communication and networking between people and programs interested in mental health programs in schools.

Name: Melissa Ambrose 
Title: Program Coordinator  
Phone: (410) 706-0982  
Fax: (410) 706-0982 

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Name: Title: Program Coordinator Address: CSMHA University of Maryland, Baltimore 680 W. Lexington St., 10th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201-1570 Phone: 410-706-0982 Fax: 410-706-0984 Email: Website: