The mission of the Student Services and Alternative Programs (SSAP) Branch is to provide leadership, support, and accountability for effective, local programs of student services that promote the social-emotional, psychological, behavioral, and physical health of all students. SSAP promotes healthy development, prevention, early intervention, and systems of care.
School-based mental health programs encompass a range of prevention and intervention services, many of which are routinely provided in a school setting by school system personnel. School system personnel who provide these services include Student Services personnel such as school counselors, school psychologists, school nurses, social workers, and pupil personnel workers.Expanded school mental health builds upon this foundation and expands the level of services delivered in schools to provide a continuum of mental health services for children and adolescents in both general and special education, developed through strong school-family-community partnerships. These services may:
Contact InformationDivision of Student, Family, and School SupportStudent Services and Alternative Programs BranchMaryland State Department of Education200 West Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0100 • 1-888-246-0016
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