Community School Liaisons

The Community School Liaison program is an innovative program highlighting a partnership between Ashland County School District and the Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board. School is an important lifeline for a student, sometimes the only connection between a child’s family and the community resources they need to thrive. Liaisons provide behavioral health support and linkage to the students throughout the Ashland County public school district.  

Services are offered at NO COST to the school or families, thanks to Mental Health levy funding. 

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What Liaisons Do

  • Brief assessments to identify student and family needs and assets
  • Linkage to school & community resources
  • Collaboration & consultation with school staff
  • Crisis intervention and debriefing
  • Interventions to teach healthy life skill development
  • Family outreach, education, and home visits
  • Daily presence in the schools 
  • Partnerships with community resources 

Program Goals

  • Increase student attendance 
  • Respond to daily crisis in the schools
  • Enhance coping skills of children
  • Provide easier access to community resources
  • Engage families and increase partnerships and communication between parents and schools 

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