Over the past few years, we have been expanding our partnerships with community and health providers to assemble an array of services and supports. This is an ongoing process that is driven by changes in funding streams and student/family access to coverage.
Due to income guidelines, many students qualify for Ohio Medicaid (public assistance) which is a major funding stream for our community mental health partners. Many other students rely on their family private health insurance coverage (which can be limited) and then quite a few other students have no health coverage due to immigrant status or other factors.
As a district with a diverse student population, we have to continually assess where mental health access gaps exist and how we can partner to fill these gaps so that we have a comprehensive framework that can adjust to the needs of our students and how those needs shift and distribute across the school buildings.
These are the partnerships in place for the current school year. There will be some changes to increase services for the coming school year where opportunities exist for building space and additional grant funding.
Lighthouse Youth and Family Services (Individual Counseling) - LH
2. The Children's Home of Cincinnati (1/2 Day School-Based Day Treatment) - LH, SH
3. Camelot Community Care (1/2 Day Day Treatment) -District
Student Mental Health Programs Funded by Grants
Access to these services is driven by the requirements of the grants (allowable expenditures). The student's parent/guardian has to agree to the referral and a diagnostic assessment. The student has to be an English Learner. Counselor referral
1. National Youth Advocate Program (Bilingual School-Based Counseling for Spanish Speaking English Learners) - GL, ST, HH
2. Catholic Charities (Bilingual School-Based Counseling for Spanish Speaking English Learners) - PHS, PCMS, IC
Student Suicide Prevention and Anti-Bullying Program Funded by Grants
Access to this peer-to-peer program is school-wide or at targeted grade levels (elementary) where the emphasis is on anti-bullying. It is student-led with staff as advisors. The students who lead the Hope Squad are trained to assist their peers with accessing support from an adult when there is a mental health crisis. Hope Squad Staff Advisor(s)-led.
Grant Us Hope, Inc. (Hope Squad) - PHS, PCMS, ST, SH, HH
Student Screening for Risk and Resiliency Funded by Grants
Access to this risk and resiliency survey is district-wide. Survey administration is orchestrated at the school level (student services, principal(s), and counselor(s)) and can be for targeted grade levels (3rd through 12th) or students with behavioral health concerns at tier 2 or tier 3 as needed. The survey assesses the student's level of risk or resilience (across 13 core indicators) and has lessons/curriculum to target risk areas assessed by the survey.
Terrace Metrics - District
Student Prevention Programming/Short-Term Counseling Funded by Grants
Access to this service does not require a diagnostic assessment or Ohio Medicaid eligibility. It is meant to be short-term and solution-focused to target an individual student need or a targeted need that is shared by a group of students. School counselor referral.
1. Talbert House Prevention Programming - PHS, PCMS, ST, SP, SH
2. Talbert House Options Program (Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Awareness) - PHS,
Next School Year Added Supports
The Viking School-Based Health Center
Adding Mental Health Screening, Short-Term, Solution-Focused Counseling, Referrals to Princeton Mental Health Partners, Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey (ACEs)
Tri-Health Concern For Staff (Employee Assistance Programming)
Access to Employee Assistance Programming includes staff members and their family members. It provides a broad-brush approach to employee assistance by offering counseling, direction, support, and understanding to employees and family members who may be experiencing any number of life problems. A problem-solving action plan is developed with each participant. The goal of this plan is to increase each client's sense of well-being and improve his or her level of performance at work and at home. This is a service that many people access by way of self-referral.
Tri Health EAP, Target Areas can include for staff (or family members):
- Family Conflict
- Marital Issues
- Parenting Concerns
- Elder Care Issues
- Work-Related Problems
- Grief/Loss Issues
- Aging Concerns
- Retirement Planning
- Emotional Adjustments
- Any Work/Life Issue