Family Center

Kennedy Krieger Joins National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Family Center to Use $1.6 Million Grant to Improve Care of Traumatized Children

Dr. Harolyn Belcher with Staff MemberEach year, more than 900,000 American children experience some type of trauma physical or sexual abuse, community violence, family crises. For nearly two decades, Kennedy Krieger's Family Center has helped children in the Baltimore area recover from abuse, neglect, out-of-home placement and other traumatic events.

Healing from Trauma

Tania Edgehill
The Family Center's Clinical Initiatives Help Children Recover from Trauma

Healing from TraumaEach year, more than 900,000 children in the United States experience physical or sexual abuse, community or domestic violence, neglect or abandonment. Many of these traumatic incidents occur within the caregiving system that is supposed to protect children.

Family Center Outpatient Mental Health Program


Edore Adewuya, MD
Medical Director

Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C
Director of Clinical Services

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Family Center Clinical Services

About Clinical Services:

Clinic-based services offered through the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute include:

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Contact the Family Center


Programs and services available through the Family Center are located throughout Baltimore City. Addresses for our different programs are as follows:

Outpatient Mental Health Program
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Second Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231

Therapeutic Foster Care
2901 East Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

Family Center Additional Resources

Family Center staff have compiled a list of helpful links to related resources as a service to our users. These links are intended to be used for informational purposes only.

Outpatient Mental Health Program Appointments

We welcome your questions and referrals. If you would like more information about a referral or evaluation, or would like to speak to someone by phone, please contact one of the individuals listed below:

Danielle Diggs
Intake Coordinator
Phone: (443) 923-5980

Therapeutic Foster Care Program

About the Program:

Therapeutic Foster Care provides a continuum of family-based care and services to children and adolescents with special needs. The children have a history or are at risk of institutional and hospital placements. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between parent and child. Foster parents and clinical social work staff are highly trained to meet the emotional and physical needs of each child.

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