Over 180 schools and 19 mental health organizations partner with MindPeace to provide access to school based mental health services.
During Covid-19, care for students remains available and is important to continue. Treatment now might be delivered differently – via phone, teleconferencing or in the community.
New referrals are also being accepted.
To reach a therapist or to make a referral, click on Counseling Support.
Please contact MindPeace 513.803-0844 if the resources below do not answer your questions.
COVID-19 and Mental Health
In collaboration with 1N5 we are offering The State of Mind Speakers Series which consists of video presentations and webinars intended to promote mental health and wellness during this uniquely challenging time.
- 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
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.
For a mental health crisis or emergencies, students and families are encouraged to contact their current mental health provider first. This allows the mental health provider, who knows the student best, to provide support and direction.
If your student does not have a mental health provider, and they are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis, you are encouraged to contact the student’s guardians/parents and the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at CCHMC 513.636.4124. The PIRC staff will help you and the student’s guardians/parents decide the most effective level of intervention for your student’s mental health crisis – which may include an urgent psychiatric assessment in the PIRC Bridge Clinic.
911 should be called if the student is experiencing a medical emergency or a life-threatening mental health crisis. This will help limit the spread of the coronavirus in our community and allow our emergency departments to care for patients with the most critical needs first.
The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located within Cincinnati Children’s, is the admission and evaluation center for all psychiatric services.
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.
County Crisis Hotlines
Butler County Crisis Hotline
(844) 4CRISIS (1-844-427-4747)
A 24-hour crisis hotline and heroin hopeline. Service also coordinated with the Butler County Mobile Crisis Team.
Clermont County Crisis Hotline
(513) 528-SAVE (7283)
This is a free and confidential hotline available 24/7. This is also the same number for the Mobile Crisis Team in Clermont County.
(513) 281-CARE (2273) or text 4HOPE to 839863
Emergency phone lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offer crisis intervention and referral services.
Northern Kentucky Crisis Hotline
(859) 331-3292 or (877) 331-3292 (toll-free)
A 24/7 crisis hotline for residents of the 8 northern counties in Kentucky.
Warren and Clinton Counties Hotline
(877) 695-NEED (6333)
A 24-hour crisis hotline servicing both Warren and Clinton Counties.
Mobile Crisis Teams
Butler, Clinton, Preble and Warren County Mobile Response Stabilization Services (ages 0-21)
Hamilton County Mobile Crisis
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.
- 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
Measurements focus on access to care and school-based mental health by the numbers. Here are some of the results from the 2018/2019 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
- 22 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Secondary Traumatic Stress
- Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students
- Trauma-Informed Classroom
- 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