Paul Young

Maryland Legislative Wrap-up

The 2020 legislative session ended three weeks early on March 18, due to COVID 19. Due to the shortened session, legislators focused on priority legislation,…

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Sanity-Saving Tips for Parents

When you have a child with behavioral health challenges, maintaining a productive and peaceful routine while the whole family is at home together can seem…

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We’re In This Together: Taking Flight Supports Young Adults

Taking Flight is MCF’s statewide program for youth ages 18-26, led by four young women who use their personal experience with behavioral health challenges to…

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Special Education Services during School Closure

On March 30th the Maryland State Department of Education issued guidance on the provision of special education services during school closure owing to COVID-19. The…

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Protect Your Children from Online Dangers

With parents and kids working and learning remotely, screen time is on the rise and many parents have relaxed the usual limits on activities like…

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Family Resources for Substance Use Disorder During COVID-19

Families that struggle with substance use disorder are experiencing unique and increased challenges caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis. An additional concern is that…

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Special Open Enrollment for Insurance Coverage through Maryland Health Connection

The Maryland Health Connection starts a new Special Enrollment Period open to uninsured Marylanders who need health coverage during the State of Emergency for Coronavirus…

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Resources for Recovery Supports During the Pandemic

Frequent contact with others who are in recovery is a cornerstone of 12 step programs. Together people provide mutual support in order to maintain their…

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Substance Use Disorder: Understanding Levels of Care

If you care about someone struggling with substance use disorder, it’s important to understand how professionals in the field consider various treatment options and how…

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Medications for Addiction Treatment: An Overdose Prevention Measure for People Addicted to Opioids

Recently the Maryland Department of Health sponsored a training for those who wanted to offer presentations on medications for addiction treatment (MAT). MCF’s Ginger Rosela…

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Local Care Teams: A Resource for Families of Children with Intensive Needs

Are you familiar with your Local Care Team (LCT)? It can be a great resource in finding help for your child. LCTs were funded across…

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Finding a Behavioral Health Provider through Your Private Insurance

Have you had trouble finding an in-network behavioral health provider for your loved one through your private insurance? Here at MCF we hear stories about…

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