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Linkages to Learning (LTL) is a comprehensive school-based prevention and early intervention program. In partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery County Department of Health, Human Services (MCDHHS), and Sheppard Pratt., our staff assists families and students by connecting them to services and resources that will help them in school, at home and in the community.

All programs offer a continuum of mental health treatment services to children and their families directly in the school setting. Individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric evaluation and assessment, and psycho-educational services are available. LTL staff help families secure needed resources and navigate through the complexity of the social services.

Linkages to Learning at South Lake ES

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South Lake Elementary Linkages to Learning Staff

Community School Coordinator (CSC)

Bianca Rivera | 240-672-5469

Family Case Manager (FCM)

Nancy Palacios | 240-593-6151

Bilingual Child & Family Therapist (CFT)

Katie Espinoza | 240-593-7769



Community School Coordinator
Family Case Manager
Child and Family Therapist
  • Parent education and support
  • Tutoring or mentoring
  • Acculturation for families new to the country
  • Family and community events
  • Summer Programs
  • Assistance with food, clothing, medicine
  • Assistance with housing or utilities
  • Finding a medical provider
  • Child Care
  • Translation Services
  • Transportation to school meetings or medical appointments
  • Financial assistance to avert crisis
  • Family instability (homelessness, death of a loved one, separation or divorce of parents)
  • Mood disorders, such as depression
  • Poor social skills
  • Difficulty with peer relationships
  • ADHD