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Adolescent Health

Shawmickia Simmons

Bloomberg Fellow

Shawmickia Simmons, MSW, LCSW-C is the program director for Sheppard Pratt’s Baltimore School-Based Behavioral Health Program. The Baltimore School-Based Program provides behavioral health services to students in Baltimore City Public Schools through a partnership with their Expanded School Behavioral Health Program. A team of licensed clinicians provides individual therapy, prevention groups/ activities, staff training, family engagement activities, and behavioral health consultations to address barriers to learning, foster positive interpersonal relationships, improve child and adolescent behavioral health, and expand upon behavioral health services offered within the schools. Students are referred for services for assistance navigating anxiety, trauma, mood, attention, and other conditions that affect their well-being. Shawmickia strives to ensure her team is trained to provide trauma-informed treatment and services to the students and staff in ten Baltimore City Public Schools.  

Sheppard Pratt’s mission is to improve the quality of life of children, adolescents, adults, and families by compassionately serving their mental health, addiction, special education, and community support needs. Sheppard Pratt operates under four core values: 1) To work towards recovery of health and quality of life for people we serve, 2) To continually seek and create more effective ways to serve individuals, 3) To employ the highest standards of professionalism with compassion at all times, and 4) To recognize and respond to the human dignity of every person. 

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