Mental Health Resources/Safety Updates

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Mental Health Resources/Safety Updates

WE CARE
ABOUT OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES! 
SAFETY UPDATES/ 
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES 
 
The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority.  We have many initiatives in place within the district to provide assistance and also wish to provide many outside sources as well.     
 
Mental Health Resources:  
Available in district are: 
 
Schools Counselors: 
 
Mrs. Cathie Ellison - Elementary Counselor - c_ellison@marlingtonlocal.org 
Mrs. Kylie Shackle - Middle School Counselor - k_shackle@marlingtonlocal.org 
Mrs. Meredith Joyce - High School Counselor - m_joyce@marlingtonlocal.org
Mrs. Rayell Norman - High School Counselor - r_norman@marlingtonlocal.org
 

Child & Adolescent Services On-site Counselors: 

CARE Teams 

  • The Marlington Local Schools CARE Team (Coordinate and Align Resources to Engage, Empower and Educate youth, family and community) is designed to assist students and their families with nonacademic barriers. The implementation of CARE Teams is comprised of teachers, administrators and staff from multiple community agencies including law enforcement, mental health, alcohol and drugs, and other social service agencies located throughout the county. The team works together in a school-based environment to address challenges facing the at-risk student population and their families.  For more information please contact our Family Support Specialist, Mrs. Kathy Weibush @ k_weibush@marlingtonlocal.org
 
Resources: 
 
 
 
 
Suicide Prevention Coalition:  Resources available 24-7 

Counselors are available 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year. If you or someone you know are in crisis, please immediately contact us.

Youth Suicide Prevention 

There is no single cause of suicide. No one cause or event makes a person suicidal. Suicide is a result of multiple stressors that make an individual feel out of control, trapped or unable to change what is happening. 

Heroin and Opiate Help 

Parent Resources:  If you’re worried your child may need help or might try to hurt themselves, trust your instinct. 

Teacher Resources: 

 

Student Resources:  If one of your classmates seems sad, lonely or depressed, or if you’re generally concerned the emotional health of yourself or another young person, we can help. 

 Care Network 

Stark County residents can access behavioral health services regardless of their ability to pay through the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) Care Network. StarkMHAR funded service providers accept various insurance programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Stark residents that are not covered by one of those options can receive services. Their ability to pay for those services will be determined by their income and could be fully subsidized by StarkMHAR. 

Support Groups 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Stark County.   NAMI Stark County works toProvide Hope for Recovery for Persons and Families Impacted by Mental Illness”.  A support group for loved ones/caregivers meets at Science Hill Community  Church on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month and NAMI offers Family to Fmaily classes  along with Peer to Peer classes - all for free.  Here is a link to find out more.

 

Start Talking Publications: 

Know!  How To Talk To Your Kids About School Violence

Know! How to Talk Teen Relationships and Dating 

Know!  Every Bite Counts 

Know! To Fuel Their Critical Thinking 

 

Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use. A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances.

 

Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. 

 

Promoting Coping Strategies in Youth 

 Project Aware Strength Based Resources

      Positive Behaviorial Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

      School Climate

      Resilience

      Mindfulness 

      Family Engagement 

      Youth Coping Strategies 

 

 The Recovery Village Resources

 

 

Stark Central Help Resources 

Internet Safety

"Back to School Digital Parenting Tips," Jesse Weinberger, Overnight Geek University 

"10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use," Erin Dower, FamilyEducation.com 

"Safety Beyond Facebook: 12 Social Media Apps Every Parent Should Know About," Erin Dower, FamilyEducation.com 

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