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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

Mission

The mission of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to support the positive development of children and wellness of families.

We strive to achieve this mission through a “Family-Centered” approach, which involves strong collaboration with community stakeholders (parent consumers, family advocates, community providers, and child-serving agency leaders) in order to respond to their needs and priorities.

As child mental health experts, our focus spans from prevention strategies that promote resilience to innovative treatments that address complex and serious behavioral health concerns.  Our faculty include expert clinicians and scientists who are leaders in child mental health clinical care, research, and training.


Priority Areas

  • School mental health
  • Obesity-related health concerns
  • Early childhood interventions (infant, toddler, and preschool mental health)
  • Technology-supported care
  • Medication safety and side effect management
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Early identification of psychotic illness
  • Effective services for juvenile justice and child welfare system-involved youth
  • Consultation services for community providers

Learn More

David Pruitt, MD
David B. Pruitt, MD
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Pruitt’s Faculty Profile

Videos


Contact Us

Outpatient Clinical Programs
(410) 328-6018

Inpatient Clinical Programs
(410) 328-6231