Chair Andra Broadwater,


Health & Safety Committee Initiatives and Partnerships

March 2024 Health and Safety Roundtable

We had three great presentations; 2 from BCPS and 1 from the Sierra Club:

Sierra Club Dangers of Synthetic Turf Presentation

BCPS Impacts of Social Media Use Presentation

BCPS Food and Nutrition Update Presentation

Shared from the PTA Council Advocacy & Legislation Committee:

Be SMART: Gun Storage Safety Information: Be Smart Flyer

Turf Field Information

March 2023 Health and Safety Roundtable

Presentation:  What Does Cannabis Legalization Mean for Parents, Schools, and Students?

Dawn S. Berkowitz, MPH, CHES, Deputy Executive Director, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

PTA Council Cannabis Presentation

Presentation: Identifying Bullying vs. Conflict and Dealing with Them

Dr. Kim Ferguson, Executive Director, BCPS Department of Social-Emotional Support

Dr. Kevin Roberts, Director, BCPS Office of School Climate and Culture

PTA Council Bullying vs Conflict Presentation

April 2022 School Safety Roundtable

This event featured three speakers:

Dr. Michael Ford, BCPS School Safety Manager

Sgt. Eric Knox, Baltimore County Police Department and Head of BCPS School Resource Officer (SRO) Program

Ari Blum, LCSW-C, Program Manager, Bureau of Behavioral Health, Baltimore County, Department of Health

Behavioral Health Care in Baltimore County

4.28.2022 PTA Council General Meeting Flyer

January 2022 Health and Safety Roundtable

The current state of COVID in our community: Dr. Scott Krugman, Chair, BCPS School Health Council, Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Sinai Hospital

Dr. Krugman COVID Update 2022

BCPS COVID mitigation efforts: Deborah Somerville, Director, BCPS Office of Health Services

Deborah Somerville BCPS Covid Info 2022

Student social-emotional health supports: Trish Mustipher, LCSW-C, Coordinator, BCPS Mental Health Services

Trish Mustipher Social Emotional Wellness 2022

January 2019 Health and Safety Roundtable

University of MD Medical Dr. Ojeda Maryland Teen Safe Driving Campaign

Sinai Lifebridge Dr. Krugman Digital Health Presentation

Loyola Univ. Prof. Wolfson Teens & Sleep Presentation

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore Resources

Masks 4 Our Schools – Mission Completed!

Thank you to everyone that participated in our mask drive for Baltimore County schools. Now that mask supplies have rebounded, we have closed the website. We wish everyone good health. Thank you for protecting yourself and those around you.

PTA Council Partner – Student Support Network

Use the link below to access important information the Student Support Network, a non-profit working in a number of BCPS schools to provide food and other necessities to students in need.  Find out how your PTA can better support your school’s students! Student Support Network Information

PTA Council-Baltimore County Health Department’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Teen-Safety Partnership 

November 2014 Baltimore County Health Dept – Holiday Safety

January 2015 Baltimore County Health Dept – Prescription Drugs

March 2015 Baltimore County Health Dept – Marijuana

September 2015 Baltimore County Health Dept – Preventing Substance Abuse

November 2015 Baltimore County Health Dept – Holiday Wellness

January 2016 Baltimore County Health Dept – Who’s Been in Your Medicine Cabinet?

May 2016 Baltimore County Health Dept Info – Prom Safety



BCPS Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy Guidelines

Safe Schools Maryland: See It. Hear It. Report It.

Always anonymous. Always available.

1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233) ~

Safe Schools Maryland Tipline

US Dept of Justice Digital Safety Tips

US Dept of Justice Digital Safety Tips

Maryland Heath and Human Services

Crisis and Immediate Support Contacts (call or text at any time):

Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410-931-2214

Crisis Text Line: Text the word “HOME” to 741741

Trevor Lifeline: Text “START” to 678-678

Baltimore County Department of Health’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Help Line:


Live, trained professionals available Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30 pm

BCPS Resources

PTA Leader Toolkits

What Families Need to Know about Social-Emotional Resources

Messages for PTA Publications

Mental Health Services Webpage 

Info for parents/caregivers Parent University and the landing page for Students and Parents

Employee Assistance Program

Mind Over Matters Campaign

Virtual Calming Room