Chase Brexton's Behavioral Health team will soon expand their care to children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 17 years old with the establishment of a Pediatric Adolescent Clinical Care Team, supported by a $100,000 grant from the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation.
Under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Saunders, Chase Brexton's Director of Behavioral Health Services, the team will expand access to essential wraparound behavioral health services to Baltimore City children, adolescents, and families.
The new effort will also close the gap in the current availability of services stemming from the disruption to on-site schooling and school-based mental health services, caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 will receive additional focus, with the team carving out comprehensive early childhood behavioral health services as part of the newly developed Pediatric Behavioral Journeys, or PB&J program.
Established in 2001, the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation provides support in the fields of mental health, health, and aging. Chase Brexton thanks the Stulman Foundation for their generous support of this critically important care.