WE CARE ABOUT OUR
STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!
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.
As part of a coordinated collaborative effort of all Stark County School districts, Marlington Local Schools has begun using the Say Something Anonymous
Reporting System (SS-ARS). This
is a reporting system that is being implemented in all middle schools and high
schools in Stark County and will provide the opportunity for students and
adults to submit anonymous tips via a mobile app, a website, or
a crisis telephone hotline that is staffed 24/7 with a licensed
The tip line is 1-844-5-SAYNOW.
Click here to be directed to the website.
is sponsored by an organization called the Sandy Hook Promise, which is a
non-profit organization founded and led by several family members who lost
loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December
14, 2012. Their aim is to provide programs and practices that protect
students and staff while preventing the senseless and tragic loss of
There is a mobile app, website, and a 24/7 phone hotline to
provide anonymous tips that will be routed to school officials in situations
where school intervention is needed.
Mental Health Stigma Squasher
Mental Health Resources:
Available resources in the Marlington Local School District district are:
Child and Adolescent Services (C & A)
Child & Adolescent Services On-site Counselors:
- 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 Specialists, Mrs. Rachel Shanower at [email protected] and Mrs. Holly Holbrook-Swonger at [email protected].
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Stark County. NAMI Stark County works to “Provide 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.
Please visit this website for information on talking to your kids, safeguarding yourhome and sign and symptoms. Please click here to sign up for "Know! Parent Tips" and "Know! Teachable Moments" which will be emailed to you.
Following are a few of the 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)
Youth Coping Strategies
Recovery Village Resources
Stark Help Central Resources
Addiction Resources for American Communities
"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
OSU Opioid Overdose Family Support Toolkit
Healthy Kids Learning Community : This platform will enable participants to share their concerns and practices, related to youth and families impacted by the opioid epidemic, and to increase collaboration with child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers and the court system to improve outcomes for children, parents, families, providers, and supporters.