In support of this cause, I will be attending an event sponsored by the Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health and Mental Health Association of Maryland today:
"In Maryland, there are approximately 10,100 children in foster care, of which
over half are from Baltimore City. National studies suggest that between one
half and three-fourths of the children entering foster care have mental health
needs, a rate that is five times greater compared to community-based programs
for youth who are not involved in the child welfare system."
For more information, please visit the Maryland Coalition's homepage at http://www.mdcoalition.org/