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Kate Sweeney
Name: Kate Sweeney
Title:Program Director
Phone:410-706-5764
E-Mail:ksweeney@ssw.umaryland.edu
Expertise:Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, SEFEL, Parenting Support Programs, Home visiting, experience providing evidence-based mental health interventions to infants and young children and their families with a focus on attachment, family trauma, exposure to adverse childhood events, and postpartum depression/anxiety.
Bio: Kate Sweeney, MSW is the Co-Director of the Parent, Infant and Early Childhood Program, where she oversees program and policy work for the Institute's early childhood projects. She is a licensed mental health clinician with a dedicated focus in infant & early childhood mental health and maternal mental health with expertise in public health policy, program development, and direct service. She is a current Zero to Three Fellow as well as a National Trainer of the Fussy Baby Network and previously served as lead trainer for Maryland’s Race to the Top and Project LAUNCH workforce developmental grants, training primary care providers, mental health consultants, and home visitors on trauma-informed, family-focused infant mental health competencies throughout the state. She holds an MSW from the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work, where she focused on maternal and child mental health and a Bachelors in Political Science from George Washington University.