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Children’s Guild Names Medical Director of Family Help Center
BALTIMORE/GLEN BURNIE/CHILLUM, Md.—The Children’s Guild named Dr. Silvia O. Williams medical director of the Family Help Center and staff psychiatrist. Williams will lead the clinical work of The Children’s Guild’s Family Help Center, which supports children struggling with stress and traumatic events in 26 schools in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
Williams joins The Children’s Guild with more than 25 years of medical experience, including more than a decade of psychiatric medical experience. Previously she provided residential and outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric care at Villa Maria Continuum. Williams also provided psychiatric care at the Weinberg Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in addition to other institutions in the Baltimore area, including The North Baltimore Center and Emergency Psychiatric Associates.
She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Maryland Psychiatric Society and Maryland Regional Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Williams held a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry and performed her residency with the University of Maryland Medical System. She earned her M.D. at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina Medical School, and performed a post-graduate study at the Children’s Hospital of Cordoba in Argentina.
She lives in Baltimore.
The Children’s Guild (www.childrensguild.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1953 and dedicated to serving children who are difficult to educate and care for due to autism, multiple disabilities, and/or who have been traumatized by their life experience or family situation. The Children’s Guild operates three day school campuses for children located in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, group homes, a foster treatment care program, and provides mental health support services to children in local school systems. The Children’s Guild programs are based on an organizational philosophy called Transformation Education, which creates a culture that radiates the message that life is a journey of personal growth and enlightenment that comes from the continuous struggle and search for meaningful responses to life’s challenges.