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24 Hour Crisis: (419) 289-6111   Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741
Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence: (419) 289-8085

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 

Recent Updates

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The delta variant, vaccine mandates, and other news is creating a heightened sense of anxiety for all of us. One way to reduce anxiety is to engage your hobbies and interests. In tense times, it’s important to double down on the hobbies and interests that nourish your spirit. Often, it’s these things that define us as individuals and bring meaning to our lives. Whether it’s playing a sport, caring for a pet, an artistic or musical endeavor, home improvement projects, or spending time in nature, make sure you are engaging in these essential activities as it strengthens your ability to cope with the stress of difficult times.

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September is National Recovery Month

Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Often underneath an addiction is the experience of childhood trauma in the form of abuse, neglect, loss, or lack of a stable home life. People use substances to cover up the pain that results from the memories. If you are experiencing an addiction to drugs or alcohol please reach out for help.  Healing is absolutely possible and there are caring people ready to help you on that journey.

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August 31 is Overdose Awareness Day

Governor DeWine has declared August 31 Overdose Awareness Day. If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs of any kind, you already know that recovery is going to require change. You may fear both the physical and emotional withdrawal you'll experience from not having the substance... Recovery is within your reach. There are amazing medical and behavioral health supports in our area that will help you be successful. The first step is to talk  to a safe and trusted support person, and tell them you need help. Take that first step and you'll find there are caring people who will go the rest of the journey with you.

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