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Linkages to Learning at Silver Spring International MS

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Ethan Pickering | Kirsten Jimerson

Community School Coordinator/ Family Case Manager Child and Family Therapist

Linkages to Learningis a school-based collaboration among the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Montgomery County Public Schools and non-profit, community based service providers. The program provides accessible services to at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home, and community. Prevention and early intervention services include health, mental health, social services and educational support.

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The MissionTo improve the well-being of children and their families through a collaborative delivery of school-based services that address the social, economic, health, and emotional issues that interfere with the academic success of a child.

Here at Silver Spring International Middle School, the Linkages to Learning program is served by the YMCA’s Youth & Family Services.

Linkages to Learning Services

  • Supporting students' adjustment to school
  • Counseling individuals, families and groups
  • Providing preventive health care and health education
  • Providing workshops and classes on issues of parenting, nutrition, ad acculturation
  • Assisting with food, utility and housing problems
  • Providing translation services for non-English speaking families
  • Assisting parents in completing financial and medical assistance forms
  • Planning community outreach and prevention programs
  • Empowering parents to access the "service system" on their own

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Ethan Pickering:(301) 565-7650

Kirsten Jimerson:(301) 565-7651

Linkages Fax:(301) 565-7652

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