Bringing people together to support children’s mental health.
For over a decade, Maryland has seen a marked decline in the availability of mental health and substance use services for youth and an outpouring of need. The results have been devastating. Now more than ever, we need a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive approach to youth wellbeing.
At the 2024 MHAMD Legislative Briefing and Reception, we will be laser focused on the children’s mental health crisis in Maryland, bringing together leaders from all child-serving agencies to discuss an interagency plan that coordinates and improves services for children and youth across the state. We will also hear directly from Maryland youth about their experience with Maryland’s behavioral health system, hear from Maryland legislators about behavioral health bills they’re introducing, and much more!
Date & Time: Monday, February 12th, from 3 – 7:30PM EST
Location: Graduate Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401
2024 Legislative Briefing and Reception’s programming will include:
Celebrate our 2024 awardees:
- Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Birrane | 2024 Distinguished Service Award
- Jeff Richardson | 2024 Distinguished Service Award
- The Honorable Heather Bagnall | 2024 Legislator of the Year Award
- Rowan Willis-Gorman | 2024 Paula Hamburger Child Advocacy Award
Behavioral health policy updates from members of the Moore Administration, including:
- Carmel Roques, Secretary of Aging
- Alyssa Lord, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health
- Ryan Moran, Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing and Medicaid Director
Hear from our elected officials about 2024 legislation that directly impacts Marylanders behavioral health:
- The Honorable Shelly Hettleman, Senator, District 11
- The Honorable Jessica Feldmark, Delegate, District 12A
A new MHAMD-produced short film amplifying the voices of Maryland youth
This year, in a new MHAMD-produced short film, we’ll hear directly from Maryland’s youth and caregivers as they share their experiences navigating the state’s behavioral health system and their hopes for the future.
Remarks from Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller
A panel discussion with leaders from Maryland’s child-serving agencies, including:
- Moderated by: Jane Walker and Edgar Wiggins, Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Maryland
- Rafael Lopez, Secretary of Human Services
- Laura Herrera Scott, M.D., Secretary of Health
- Carmel Martin, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office for Children
- Vincent Schiraldi, Secretary of Juvenile Services
Network with friends and colleagues!
Please note: schedule is subject to change.
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