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April 2022 News & Updates

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Treating the Echo Pandemic

During April -- recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Counseling Awareness Month --we reflect on the essential role Springboard’s behavioral health clinicians play in strengthening children and families.

Life amidst the first two years of COVID-19 left us all with a heightened level of stress. The resulting emotional discord from the pandemic is being described as an “echo pandemic.” 

Stressors such as remote learning, social isolation, health worries, and economic instability led to an increase in demand for Springboard’s behavioral health services, a greater need for crisis services for individuals and families impacted by abuse, and an urgency to assist youth who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness.

As we read in the news every day, mental health care – particularly for youth and young adults – is essential and our provision of services is more relevant than ever to address trauma and promote resilience.

We are grateful to Springboard clinicians, case managers, navigators, victim advocates, office administrators, and others who continue to rise up and meet the need each and every day. That level of selflessness and commitment to our clients is paramount to Springboard’s continued success as a dynamic service provider in the Central Maryland region.

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May Events

Setting Hope in Motion

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Grand opening May 4 in Baltimore

On May 4th, Springboard's Youth Resource Center will host a Rock the Block Party to celebrate the Grand Opening of its Youth Resource Center (YRC). Community partners, teens, and staff will gather at SCS's Falls Road offices for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration.

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Hosting a Day of Dance Therapy

Springboard's Harford County Office is coordinating a 1-day dance retreat for youth who have been exposed to trauma. Participants in the event should register and attend the event with a maternal mentor or caretaker. 

RSVP to attend May 14th Dance Workshop at Inner County Outreach in Aberdeen, MD. 

Springboard is grateful to its partners -- Ballet After Dark, Inner County Outreach, Maryland State Arts Council, and Harford County Cultural Arts Board -- for working together to sponsor POSITIVE CONNECTIONS - the 1-day dance retreat for youth who have been exposed to trauma. 


Always Learning and Serving Others


After experiencing abuse, a child may end up having to tell the worst story of his or her life over and over again, to doctors, cops, lawyers, therapists, investigators, judges, and others.

View the video to learn how Springboard works with Child Advocacy Centers to prevent further trauma while assisting children and families in need.

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Dr. Carlo DiClemente, a UMBC psychiatry professor and co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model for Behavior Change (TTM), which outlines the 5 stages to achieving positive change, met with Springboard staff to discuss the findings and insights on working with individuals struggling with substance misuse.

Springboard continuously offers opportunities for growth and professional development.

Discover 5 Stages of Change

Bounce Back Brunch for Foster Grandparents

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For the first time in two years, Springboard's 48 Foster Grandparents (FG) gathered for a  "Bounce-Back" brunch to celebrate their return to the classroom.  Four members were recognized for their service at the event including (l-r): 

  • Geraldine Miller, longest-serving FG (since 2004) with 18,162 hours;
  • Juanita Davenport, oldest serving FG at 91 years young with 15,053 hrs;
  • JoAnn White, FG since 2009 with 15,470 hours;
  • Warren Snowden, Jr., the only male FG with 11,034 hours. 
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Springboard welcomes new members to its Baltimore and Howard County teams.

Kelsi Welsh - Howard County Office Administrator

Adriana Ngom - Baltimore, Family Violence Case Manager

Shari Mitchell, Baltimore, Youth Resource Center Workforce Development Specialist

Zoey Malone, Baltimore - Youth Resource Center Peer Support Advocate

Job Openings

Service Expansion in Carroll County Complete

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Above - In October 2021, Springboard's CEO, F.T. Burden (r) toured the construction site with Carroll County staff including (l-r) Teena Roberson, Nicole Jackman, and Elizabeth Davoren. In April, staff moved into their new offices in Westminster.

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After a year and a half of construction,

Carroll County staff moved into their new complex, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Springboard Community Services Family Support Center, located at 7 Schoolhouse Way in Westminster.

The Center was designed by Quinn Evan Architects and constructed by Southway Builders.

Carroll County Offers...

  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Medication Management Services
  • Programs to Assist Survivors/Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Violence Intervention Program
  • Family Violence Project
  • Victim Services
  • Services for Adults and Children
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Support the Playground Project...

Please consider giving to Springboard's work with victims and survivors of domestic violence in Carroll County, and the creation of an outdoor playground for use by the children and families in our care.



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