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Moving Beyond the Classroom: 100 Lorain Teachers Trained in Mental Health First Aid

Advancing Wellness And Resilience in Education

Project_AWARE_Ohio_logo_color.jpgProject AWARE Ohio is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Education, the Center for School Based-Mental Health Programs at Miami University and the educational service centers within three pilot communities: Cuyahoga County, Warren County and Wood County. Funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Project AWARE Ohio supports schools and communities in:

  • Raising awareness of behavioral health issues among school-aged youth;
  • Providing training to detect and respond to mental health challenges and crisis in children and young adults; and
  • Increasing access to behavioral health supports for children, youth and families.


Increasing Skills to Identify and Respond to Signs of Mental Health Problems in School Age Youth - Statewide Resources and trainings available to school staff and community partners raise awareness of the mental health needs of youth and how to intervene. 




National School Counseling Week (February 4-8, 2019)

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Be sure to take the time to tell your School Counselors "Thank You" for all that they do. To help promote the week, ASCA has developed materials and documents that can be found on their website: 

National School Counselor Association (Promotion Ideas) 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • In a single year, aproximately 1.5 million young people report being physically abused by their romatic partner
  • Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse 

Project AWARE Resources (scroll down to Violence) 

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 

Violence Free Coalition of Warren County 

What are the Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence? 

Dating Violence Statistics 

Contact Information  
Mary Wise, M.S.W., M.S.C.E.
Project AWARE Coordinator
      Denise Pietrzak, M.S.S.A.
Project AWARE System Navigator
 System Navigation
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
 Project AWARE

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