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Howard Co School Mental Health Program (HCSMHP)

University of Maryland-Howard County School Mental Health Program (HCSMHP) 

Program Partners

  • Howard County Health Department
  • Howard County Public Schools

Program Leadership

Sharon Hoover, PhD
Project Director

Tom Sloane, LCPC
Project Coordinator


The Howard County School Mental Health Program (HCSMHP) provides evidence-based mental health interventions to students, and works closely with families and school staff to remove barriers to learning. The HCSMHP provides training and consultation for school staff, crisis intervention, and an array of prevention activities for students and their families. The HCSMHP serves five schools.

Our Staff

The HCSMHP staff is comprised of the following:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Professional counselors
  • Psychiatrists working together

Team members work together to provide therapeutic supports to youth and families, as well as consultations to school staff.

Contact Us

For more information, please email Sharon Hoover, PhD, at: