Youth Resources

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Maryland Child and Family Development Laboratory
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Studies attachment and relationships in adolescence and early childhood development.

Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health
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A grassroots coalition of family and advocacy organizations dedicated to improving services for children with mental health needs and their families and building a network of information and support for families across Maryland.

Maryland Committee for Children
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Works with parents, child care providers, advocates, employers, and policymakers to expand and enhance the early childhood education and child care available to Maryland's children.

Maryland Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families
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The Children’s Cabinet, let by the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office for Children (GOC), will work collaboratively to create and promote an integrated, community-based service delivery system for Maryland’s children, youth and families. Our mission is to improve the well-being of Maryland’s children.

Maryland State Department of Education
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Online source for information on Maryland’s preK-12 public education, public libraries, and rehabilitation services.

    Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
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    Collaborates with families, local early intervention systems, and local school systems to ensure that all children and youth with disabilities have access to appropriate services and educational opportunities to which they are entitled under federal and state laws.

    Student and School Services
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    Responsible for administering and supervising federal and state programs to improve the teaching and learning of students who are at risk of academic failure and to help to facilitate the emotional, mental, and physical health needs of all students as well as ensuring safe and healthy learning environments for all students.

Maryland Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits (TRASH)
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A statewide movement of youth-led coalitions dedicated to increasing teens’ awareness of the negative health effects of using tobacco products.

SPEAK (Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids)
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Promotes the prevention of youth suicide and works to dispel the social stigma surrounding suicide and depression through a campaign of education and awareness at the community level.

 
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