MindPeace works to increase access to quality mental health services for all children in Greater Cincinnati. Working in conjunction with community partners, MindPeace is expanding an innovative, sustainable model of school based mental health services provided by community agencies in school districts throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Through the work of MindPeace, 77% of students were connected to mental health treatment during the 2019-2020 school year! Nationally 25-50% of children access care.
- Real community empowerment
- Lead mental health providers working in partnership with schools and all their partners
- Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between schools and lead mental health providers
- Delivery of services in the school space
- Consistent measurement by all school based mental health providers
MindPeace has been the catalyst for shared outcomes and for quality improvement efforts!
A Cincinnati Public School principal discussed the school based mental health model for which MindPeace has been the catalyst. “Gaining access to mental health services is not an easy path for many of our families. Having a lead agency within the building has allowed the school to partner with parents to gain supports that will help students find success. The phobia of the ‘mental health’ label is diminished since it became a part of school life.”
Additionally, MindPeace was asked by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to be responsible for the development and maintenance of a searchable online database of mental health providers that serve children within 100 miles of Greater Cincinnati. This database along with the resources on the MindPeace website strives to be a comprehensive information and referral source for pediatricians, families, and schools.
In The News
- Mason City Schools staff every school with mental health therapists.
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- Hamilton Schools Taking a Different Approach
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- Learning Beyond the Classroom: Indian Hill School District & MindPeace. [ Read Article » ]
- Teen anxiety, depression prompt Greater Cincinnati schools to implement creative mental health program. [ Read Article » ]
- Five Ways Greater Cincinnati Now is Fighting Youth Suicide. [ View Article » ]
- Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education President, Carolyn Jones, mentioned MindPeace as part of an approach to safe schools.
[ Read The May 2018 Op-Ed » ]
- In February 2018, Local Channel 12 covered the opening of the Recharge Room, a project of MindPeace, at Deer Park Jr. Sr. High School.
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- A May 2017 discussion about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and the steps local schools and mental health workers are taking to better inform families.
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- In December 2016, a new psychiatric center opened at Cincinnati Children's, offering safe spaces for kids in crisis.
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- Mayor of Cincinnati John Cranley, proclaimed May 5, 2016 as National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in Cincinnati.
- In November 2015, MindPeace was named in The Journal of School Health article
Building Sustainable Health and Education Partnerships
- In this February 2012 episode of The Highlander Connection themed “Helping Our Students Reach Their Full Potential”, Susan Shelton discusses the access students have to mental health services and the partnership between MindPeace, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and The Oak Hills School District.
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