School-Based Mental Health

By Susan Graham, Director of Education Liaisons, Child Focus, Inc.

School-based Mental Health Services are provided in the school setting to meet students in an environment that is natural, minimizing the stigma associated with mental health services and to minimize the barrier of transportation that often prevents youth from receiving the services they need.  

The services are designed to promote positive mental health, provide early identification of psychological and social problems to reduce non-cognitive barriers to learning, and reduce the risk factors associated with school failure. 

Services are family-driven and youth-guided.  Specialists work with students and their families to develop effective coping skills, reduce problem behavior and achieve school success. 

Mental Health Specialists determine the need, level and type of service that is most appropriate for an individual through their initial contact with a student and the referral source.  The levels of service provided in the schools include:  prevention, consultation, Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) which is commonly referred to as Case Management, and crisis intervention. 

We provide School-based Mental Health Services in the following Clermont County schools:

Batavia Elementary, Middle and High Schools

Bethel Primary, Intermediate and Middle Schools

Clermont Northeastern Elementary, Middle and High Schools

Felicity Franklin Elementary and Middle Schools

Goshen High School

Live Oaks Vocational School

Milford Elementary Schools, Jr High and High School

New Richmond Middle and High School

Williamsburg Elementary, Middle and High Schools

West Clermont Elementary Schools, Glen Este Middle and High, & Amelia Middle and High Schools

For more information, on School-based Mental Health Services, please contact Child Focus, Inc. at 752-1555.