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Washington Cty, OH: This fall schools will have on-site mental health clinics

June 9, 2018, Marietta (OH) Times: Behavioral health crisis response http://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion/local-columns/2018/06/behavioral-health-crisis-response/ Last year the Washington County Behavioral Health Board began planning enhanced or new services that address our mental health and addiction crisis and fill gaps in our community-based continuum of care, as required by law. Funding for added services is coming from the Mental Health Levy, increased federal and state appropriations, and new grants…. The board is funding enhanced or new behavioral health-related programs of county agencies and other qualified providers, including: Trauma Informed Schools-a partnership among all six public school districts in Washington County, Ohio Valley Educational Service Center, Washington-Morgan Community Action Head Start, and Life and Purpose Behavioral Health. This fall school-based prevention, assessment, and treatment services will be provided for children and adolescents at risk for mental illness or substance use disorders at all educational levels from pre-school through grade 12. Typically, these are students struggling with multiple adverse life events, such as abuse, neglect, domestic violence, alcohol or drug abuse in the family, or other traumas that affect their ability to learn and maintain themselves in the classroom. Health Department-PAX Good Behavior Game in county schools for prevention and increased academic achievement