Linkages to Learning @ Shriver ES

Linkages to Learning

Linkages to Learning is a school-based collaboration among Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and private sector health and human service agencies in Montgomery County, Maryland. The program is designed to enable at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home and in the community. Parents work as partners with program staff to develop solutions to various challenges confronting their children. 

Linkages

Left to Right: Ms. Subramaniam, Ms. Dunn, Ms. Sulbaran

The Mission

To improve the well-being of children and their families through a collaborative delivery of school-based services that address the social, economic, health, and academic success of a child.

Linkages Staff

 Stephany Sulbaran  
Community School Coordinator     
Phone: 301.929.2048       

 Leigh Dunn
Child and Family Therapist 
Phone: 301.962.1078                  

 Emma Subramaniam  
Family Case Manager
Phone: 301.929.2528


Fax # 301.929.2919

Linkages to Learning Services

Mental Health Services
• Mental health assessment
• Individual child and family therapy
• Prevention and therapy groups
• Therapeutic recreation 
Social Services and Case Management
• Family needs assessment
• Assistance obtaining clothes, furniture, food, housing, etc.
• Assistance with legal, employment, and immigration issues. 
• Crisis intervention (utilities cut-off, evictions, domestic violence, etc.) 
• Assistance accessing daycare, summer, and recreational programs. 
• Assistance with school supplies 
Educational Support Service
• Workshops and Classes for parents (Wellness, Nutrition, etc.)
• ESOL classes
• Parent Educational Group/Women's group 
• Community Exchange Network (Backpacks, Food and Holiday assistance)
• After school programs (Homework club, Social Skills, etc.)
• Acculturation groups 

 


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FALL 2016 Linkages to Learning Programs

Community Bridges

Serves young ladies in the 4th and 5th grades with the goal of helping them to become healthy young women.  The group dynamic fosters a mutual understanding and appreciation for one's own cultural background, self-esteem and self-worth, and identity.

 Teachers and Staff, if you have a girl who might benefit from this program please send me her information. The program is going to start on October 10th from 3:30- 5:15 pm. The deadline to turn in all the names is by September 19th. We will only be accepting 25 girls.

http://communitybridges-md.org/programs/elementary-school/

* There will be no activity bus. Students must be picked up at 5:15pm

 

SMART & KIND Food Program

Kind Sacks (the Kids in Need Distributors) is a nonprofit organization that fights hunger in Montgomery County by providing food. We will be rolling out the KIND program starting in September 2016. The first delivery will be on September 15th. It will be only for the children who participated in the program last year.  Inside the bags, there is a hygiene kit.

Smart Sacks is a program that gives a sack full of food to elementary school children who would benefit from extra food for the weekend when there is no school lunch or breakfast.  The first delivery will be on September 22nd.

Inside the bag, there is permission slip. The students will have a week to turn in the permission slip. If the permission slip is not turned in students will be removed from the program, which will allow other students to participate in this program.

 

Homework Club

It will be an after school program offered to students in grades 3rd- 5th and who need the extra support doing their homework. It will start on September 27th. It will be every Tuesday and Thursday until May 2017. Space is limited, so please submit names as soon as possible. 

Teachers, if you want to volunteer and help out during the Homework club please let me know.

*There will be no activity bus. Students must be picked up at 4:15pm.

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