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Chris Sheldrick Expands Work with TEAM UP

Good news! Chris Sheldrick, PhD, TEAM UP Evaluation Co-Director, will increase his efforts with TEAM UP as he expands his reach by joining the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School. Dr. Sheldrick's work with the UMass team will focus on the research with the national perinatal psychiatry programs network. Join us in celebrating this big news and thanking Dr. Sheldrick for the quality of experience and knowledge he brings to TEAM UP!

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Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MCSE named BMC's first Chief Scientific Officer

TEAM UP is excited to announce that Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE, TEAM UP's Evaluation Co-Director, has been named Boston Medical Center's (BMC) first Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Dr. Bair-Merritt will provide strategic leadership for BMC's research efforts across the academic medical center, which ranges across the translational spectrum, from basic science to clinical research to population and community health.  


Chris Sheldrick Discusses Childhood Developmental Milestones with BBC

BBC recently interviewed TEAM UP Evaluation Co-Director, Chris Sheldrick, PhD, with an article focusing on childhood developmental milestones. Reporter Amanda Ruggeri, BBC, highlighted Dr. Sheldrick’s expertise in explaining the importance and complexities of milestones. A topic Dr. Sheldrick is well versed in through his collaborative work with Dr. Ellen Perrin, with whom he helped create the Survey of Well-being of Young Children (, a freely-available comprehensive screening instrument for young children. Read the full article on


Childhood Trauma Task Force Annual Report Features TEAM UP for Children

The Childhood Trauma Task Force (CTTF) of the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) recently issued their annual report, “Identifying Childhood Trauma: Recommendations on trauma identification practices in child-serving organizations.” The task force highlights TEAM UP for Children as “an example of an initiative that works to increase the capacity of community health centers to deliver trauma-responsive integrated behavioral health care to children and their caregivers.”

Girl with head on knees. Highlights TEAM UP's Solution to the Mental Health Crisis in Children

Anita Morris was interviewed by, offering the TEAM UP Model as a solution to the challenges of accessing behavioral health care for children and families. Read the full article, “Long waiting lists, long drives and costly care hinder many kids’ access to mental health care,” on

TEAM UP for Children 4th Annual Symposium POSTERS

Poster Presentations - 4th Annual TEAM UP for Children Symposium

Explore the Poster Presentations from TEAM UP for Children’s 4th Annual Symposium that highlight the work by TEAM UP for Children and our seven partnering community health centers.


TEAM UP By the Numbers

Check out our TEAM UP By the Numbers Document that summarizes all of the work completed by TEAM UP for Children and our 7 partnering community health centers from June 2017 to February 2022.


TEAM UP Training Event: Who Gets Left Out? Racial Inequities that Exist in Mental Health Treatment and Diagnosis

This was optional training event hosted by TEAM UP designed to discuss racial inequities that exist in mental health diagnosis and treatment. This training was presented by Drs. Michelle Durham and Christine Crawford and took place on April 26, 2022 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm over Zoom.  Click to find out more information pertaining to this training event. 

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CSSP Releases TEAM UP Early Learning Report

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, non-profit organization that works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP recently completed an Early Learning Report on the TEAM UP Model and how it has transformed & expanded access to mental health care in urban pediatrics. 


BMC Press Release: TEAM UP Research Published in Pediatrics

Integrating Behavioral Health in Community Based Primary Care Improves Access and Treatment for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Children


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