Eastern Shore Region Community ProgramsTitle: Taghi Modarressi Center for Infant Study and Secure Starts
Description: The Taghi Modarressi Center for Infant Study was found in 1983 by Dr. Taghi Modarressi, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The Center's mission is 1.) to provide high, quality early childhood mental health services to families with children under six years of age, 2.) to train psychiatrists and mental health providers in infant and preschool mental health service provision, 3.) to consult with local and state agencies about issues related to early childhood mental health, and 4.) to conduct research to improve the lives of families with young children.
The multidisciplinary team of child psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and counselors provide clinical assessments and evaluation, play, family and group therapies, and psychiatric services in the campus clinic and in the community. Mental health clinicians are embedded in 6 community programs: PACT Kennedy Krieger Therapeutic Nursery for homeless families, Emily Price Jones Head Start, Martin Luther King Early Head Start, The Judy Centers of Baltimore City, and the House of Ruth. The clinic specializing in serving families who are experiencing poverty, trauma or homelessness and treating children with the diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorders, Anxieties Disorders, Trauma Disorders and challenging behaviors. Many of the children have suffered maltreatment and have been exposed to violence.
Kay Connors, LCSW-C
Community Served: Citywide
Services Provided: Behavioral intervention,Clinical,Mental health (community based),Mental health (school based)
Client type: Children
Physical Location: On Campus,Off Campus
School System Served: Baltimore City
Office Location: 701 West Pratt St, 4th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201
Service Location: YWCA 128 W. Franklin St, Baltimore MD 21201; Emily Price Jones Head Start 3510 El Dorado, Baltimore, MD 21216; Martin Luther King Early Head Start 1600 Rutland Ave, Baltimore, MD ; The Judy Center 6201 Frankford Ave, Baltimore MD; The Judy Center 2011 Linden Ave, Baltimore, MD
Program Timeframe: Continuous
Health Fairs: Educational Materials,Speakers Bureau Participants