The Mental Health Assessment Team (formerly known as MATCH–Making All The Children Healthy) provides mental health assessments and recommendations for children entering the child welfare system in Baltimore City.
Through a partnership with Behavioral Health System Baltimore and Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS), we strive to ensure that all children entering foster care receive integrated somatic and mental health care. It is our mission to ensure each child receives a timely, quality mental health assessment upon entry into the foster care system.
Mental Health Assessment Team Goals
- Provide a comprehensive evaluation of mental and emotional health of all referred individuals
- Assess all individuals strengths and needs using various tools
- Provide a comprehensive diagnosis based upon the criteria of the DSM-5
- Provide timely recommendations to the Baltimore City DSS worker to improve the mental health care of children in care