The Ruth Young Center for Maryland works with state, local, and private agencies in the areas of child welfare; juvenile justice; parental, infant, and early childhood mental health; child sex trafficking; behavioral health; student performance; and homeless services. The faculty and staff are working in all 24 jurisdictions throughout the State to conduct research, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement activities; engage in public policy research, financing, and systems design and implementation; gather data to inform education system decision-making; train, coach, and provide ongoing workforce development support; serve as an intermediate purveyor and support implementation of evidence-based and promising practices; facilitate meetings and strategic planning; and provide project management, grant-writing, and document development
Deborah Harburger, MSW, Clinical Instructor, is Director of the Ruth Young Center for Maryland.
Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD, Research Associate Professor, is Deputy Director of the Ruth Young Center for Maryland.
Maryland Center Current Highlights
|The Parent, Infant, & Early Childhood (PIEC) team launched a new Maryland SEFEL Pyramid Model website and social media pages.|
|Leading B'More SUCCEEDS, a SAMHSA grant in Baltimore City to support youth and Young adults experiencing homelessness who have a substance use disorder and are pregnant/parenting. Click here to watch a video about B'More SUCCEEDS.|
|Providing project management, technical assistance, and analysis for the Children's Quality Service Reform Initiative (QSRI), a project led by the Maryland Department of Human Services, as well as other state and cabinet agencies. QSRI FAQs|
An engaging new animated video, designed by our in-house team, introduces transition-age foster youth to Enhanced-Youth Transition Planning (E-YTP). This model, a strengths-based, youth-driven transition planning process, is being used in the foster care units of five local social service departments on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. For more information on E-YTP please contact Carrie Gould-Kabler.
Social Media & Websites
Parent, Infant, and Early Childhood
Other Important Websites and Social Media
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