Over 220 schools and 19 mental health organizations partner with MindPeace to provide access to school based mental health services.
To reach a therapist or to make a referral, click on the ‘Counseling Support’ dropdown below. There is a shortage of therapists across the region, state and country. If you have trouble finding help please contact MindPeace 513.803-0844.
In collaboration with 1N5 we are offering The State of Mind Speakers Series. Video presentations intended to promote mental health and wellness.
Transitions to new schools and heading back to school after summer break can be difficult for many youth. Review some of the resources below for tips to help!
- Mental Health America, Back To School Toolkit
- Back to School: Building Community for Connection and Learning
- 6 Strategies for Building Better Student Relationships
- Addressing Barriers to Learning
- Books to help students handle emotions here»
- Calming Spaces and Strategies
- Just Breathe: Coping with emotions through the use of mindfulness and breathing techniques.
- Lakota Local Schools Flexible Seating
- MindPeace Self Reflection Worksheet
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Suggestions for Educators
- Sensory Tools for Teens
- Social Emotional Learning
- Strategies for Teachers to Develop Positive Relationships With Students
- Trauma-Informed Classroom
- Using Trauma-Informed Strategies to De-Escalate Classroom Conflict
- Ward Melville High Helps Staff De-Stress. Video
For a mental health crisis or emergency, patients and families are encouraged to contact their current mental health provider first. This allows the mental health provider, who knows your child best, to provide support and direction.
If you are unable to reach your mental health provider or your child does not have a mental health provider and your child is struggling or in crisis, help is also available through the suicide or crisis hotline. Please call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.
You may also choose to contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Cincinnati Children’s by calling 513.636.4124. During office hours, a licensed clinician will be able to discuss with you your concerns and provide options of intervention. If calling after hours, you will be prompted to page the PIRC clinician. You will be asked to leave your name, contact number and the child’s name and date of birth you are calling about. A PIRC clinician will return your call within one hour. The PIRC staff will help you to decide the most effective level of intervention for your child’s mental health crisis – which may include an urgent psychiatric assessment in the PIRC Bridge Clinic.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, you should call 911 or go to the emergency department.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Crisis Support by Agency
This listing is the emergency and acute services contacts for providers who are already providing treatment to your child.
The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located within Cincinnati Children’s, is the admission and evaluation center for all psychiatric services, including the Bridge Clinic.
Urgent Care, Best Point Behavioral Health by The Children’s Home
For children, teens and young adults up to age 21, the urgent care helps those who need immediate social or emotional care not rising to the level of going to the hospital.
Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 10:00pm *closed for holiday break December 25, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Lighthouse Crisis Center
The Youth Crisis Center provides a safe haven for youth ages 10-17 who are physically or sexually abused, neglected, or for some other reason believe they can’t safely be in their own homes.
Drug and Poison
The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 24-hour emergency and information telephone service for anyone with concerns about poison or drugs.
Mobile Crisis Teams
Butler County Mobile Crisis Team
Butler, Clinton, Preble and Warren County Mobile Response Stabilization Services (ages 0-21)
Clermont County Mobile Crisis Team
Hamilton County Mobile Crisis Team
Companions on a Journey- Grief Support
Offers support to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one.
Fernside- Supporting Children and Families Through Grief
Offers groups for children and teens ages 3-18, who are grieving the death of a family member or friend.
Suicide & Crisis Support
Visit the Suicide & Crisis Support page for tools including sample postvention plans. Please contact MindPeace at (513) 803-0844 if you need assistance with these plans.
If a child is already in treatment at schools, parents and school staff can get in touch with the therapist right away using the contacts provided in the lead mental health partner links below.
For referrals for students starting treatment, use the lead mental health partner links below. The Search Providers link below can be used for other options or call MindPeace at 513.803.0844.
- 2022-2023 Panel Takeaways
- 2021-2022 presentations
- 2020-2021 presentations
- 2019-2020 presentations
- Adjusting to a New Normal and Transitioning Back to School: Increasing Children’s Emotional Literacy
- [Download Team Slides]
- 2018-2019 PowerPoint presentation [Download Slides] Including: Academic Intervention Supporting Mental Health, Increasing Patient Engagement, the Signs of Suicide Program, and Postvention Support
- 2017-2018 PowerPoint presentation [Download Slides] Including: Alternative Approaches to Student Discipline and the Implementation of a Mindfulness Room, Suicide Prevention Efforts, Mentorship Program, and a Brain Health Communication Study Improving Coordination and Communication from Hospital to School for Youth following Hospitalization [Download Slides]
- 2016-2017 PowerPoint presentation [Download Slides] Including: Teacher Engagement, A Trauma Sensitive School, Effectiveness of Short-Term Manualized Treatment for Anxiety, Collaborating to Serve Undocumented and Uninsured Students, Creating a Culture of Resilience, Collaborative Care, Engaging Young People and their Families, and Vicarious Trauma
- 2015-2016 PowerPoint presentation [Download Slides] Including: Gender Responsiveness, Trauma Informed Care, Coffee & Chat Program, School Based Program Success, The Bully Project, Healthy Coping Strategies, and High Performing Communities
- 2014-2015 PowerPoint presentation [Download Slides] Including: Integrating Mental Health in the School System, Mentoring Programs, Team Work and Engagement, Self Care, Counseling 1st and 2nd Generation Students, Play Therapy, Summer Programs, and Mindfulness Practices
- 20 Ideas for Increasing Parental Involvement (Poster)
- Family Engagement Toolkit
- Ingolds by 2010 Review of Interventions to Increase Family Engagement
- Intake Checklist for Mental Health Providers
- Lindsey et a.l 2013 Common Elements of Treatment Engagement
- Planning Parent Engagement Guidebook
- Time to Talk Guide for Parents and Other Adults
- Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health
- Opening Conversation: A Guide to Therapy Intake
- MindPeace Self-Care Guide
- Taking Care of Yourself Checklist
- ProQOL– a tool used to measure the positive and negative effects of helping others.
- Self Care & Resiliency in College
- Self Care for Social Workers
- Sesame Street in Communities You Matter Most
- Mental Health America’s Workplace Mental Health Toolkit
Measurements focus on access to care and school-based mental health by the numbers. Here are some of the results from the 2022-2023 school year, with the help of MindPeace.
- Over 250 mental health professionals were in the CLCs/schools on a full-time basis
- 72% of students referred for mental health services were connected to care
- 19 average hours in treatment services per student (therapy, medication management, and case management/CPST)
- Prevention services are not billable for agencies but are offered as part of the partnership because of their commitment to helping reduce more serious incidents and loss of instruction time.
- Resources on how to talk about and understand mental health from different points of view: a student, parent, or educator here.
- This guide helps educators to promote positive mental health at school, identify students that may have brain health problems and connect students with appropriate services. It includes information, common characteristics and classroom strategies for each condition. Supporting Minds
- Parents’ Guide to Getting Good Care This interactive module made by the Child Mind Institute walks parents through common questions they have about mental health and looking for help.
- Brain Health Network Principal Toolkit. This toolkit enables principals to disseminate wellness and brain health information to parents/caregivers and faculty. The toolkit is organized by topic and provides facts and statistics to help you learn more about brain health begin educating your own self about mental health with the various statistics and facts. Next, utilizing the various communication templates, share the information to parents, student, or faculty through email or social media
- Sesame Street toolkits provide opportunities to build closeness and confidence, making learning fun, and keep your child’s world safe and secure. Tookits feature information on divorce, eating well on a budget, grief, incarceration, resilience and more.
- Supporting School Wellness Toolkit from the Ohio department of education. The following are practical resources and tools teachers can use to support student behavior through relationship building, self-regulation and trauma-informed practices.
- Oprah Winfrey reports on how trauma plays a role in childhood development and what new methods are being used to help kids who have experienced it. Watch the episode from 60 Minutes here»
- What is Trauma-Informed Care? A presentation from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
- Recommended Books
- ACEs Data for Cincinnati Updated September 2017
- ACEs and Toxic Stress: Frequently Asked Questions
- A Guide to Toxic Stress developed by The Center on the Developing Child to clear up confusion and help you learn the facts about toxic stress step by step.
- Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools by The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)
- Every Kid Needs a Champion– a Ted Talk by Rita Pierson.
- Example actions to build a trauma informed classroom culture
- Finding Hope Consulting, LLC provides resources and training.
- Five Ways to Support Students Affected by Trauma published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
- Helping Traumatized Children Learn by The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)
- How to Manage Trauma
- Incorporating Trauma-Informed Practice and ACEs into Professional Curricula – a Toolkit
- Joining Forces For Children a collective of educators, health care professionals and community members who work to prevent and reverse the effects of childhood traumas.
- Ohio Statistics from NHCS
- Resources for Schools to Help Students Affected by Trauma Learn
- SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
- Secondary Traumatic Stress
- Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students
- Trauma-Informed Classroom
- Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center
- Trauma-Informed School Strategies during COVID-19
- Trauma Was Hiding at This School. How Teachers Found Out and What They’re Doing to Help here»
- Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions? Video