BRIDGE Project
(Building Resilience from Infancy through Development and Early Childhood)
January 2019
The Work of BRIDGE
  • The BRIDGE leadership team and providers from around the state were trained in the DC 0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.
  • This was the first time the DC 0-5 training was offered in Maryland.
  • BRIDGE and MCF will host a follow-up event to engage parents in conversations about assessment and diagnosis (see flyer below).

  • In order to comply with SAMHSA's regulations for early childhood Systems of Care new protocols have been developed for each BRIDGE agency to assess and diagnose children upon intake.

Parent Chat & Chew
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This newsletter was prepared for BRIDGE and the Charles County Local Management Board under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Grant # 1U79SM062471-01. The views, opinions, and content expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).