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Advocate for Adoption Competency Specialized training helps mental health professionals understand the needs, challenges and experiences of children and their foster, adoptive and kinship families

Heart in Hands adoption competency

  Family relationships can be complicated. Families that come together through foster care, guardianship and adoption often experience added layers of complexity. One constant for all these families is the experience of loss. For some children and their parents and caregivers, these losses loom large, creating significant challenges. Families often …

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New Psychiatric Unit at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Provides Kids and Teens a Therapeutic Space to Heal

New Psychiatric Unit at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Provides Kids and Teens a Therapeutic Space to Heal

Maryland’s first trauma-informed psychiatric unit for children and teens experiencing mental health crises opened this week at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH) in Baltimore. The 16-bed inpatient unit, a therapeutic environment featuring curved walls and nature themes, is designed to be safe space for patients ages 5-17 who …

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