Children’s Mental Health


Support for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Mental Health Challenges

If you think your child is showing signs of mental health disorder, if you have received a diagnosis, or if you have concerns about your child’s behaviors, Maryland Coalition of Families can help.

Our staff have personal expertise as parents, grandparents and caregivers of children who have mental health challenges and they use their knowledge to support other families.

You are not alone.

Our staff can:

  • Provide emotional support to talk about the challenges of parenting children with mental health challenges
  • Connect you to the services and supports available in your community
  • Navigate the complex systems you and your family might be involved with including educational, legal, health care or child welfare
  • Help you learn to advocate for your child’s needs at every stage of development
  • Connect you with other families who know what you’re going through
  • Provide hope and guidance for the future

All our services are confidential and free to families regardless of income or insurance.

To submit a request for services, click on the Request Services Now button at the top right of this page. If you have questions or would like further information, please email us at [email protected] or call 410-730-8267.

Resources for More Information

Child Mind Institute

Children’s Mental Health Matters

Mayo Clinic Mental Illness in Children: Know the Signs

Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones within specific time frames, learning healthy social behaviors, and having coping skills and resilience to deal with conflicts and problems. Some children have challenges with some or all of these areas, either periodically or consistently throughout childhood. For parents and caregivers, this can be very confusing and scary.

Mental health disorders that affect children include: