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Lvhs project

  1. 1. Licking Valley Head Start Program Hatfield Counseling Services
  2. 2. <ul><li>Servicing Area </li></ul>~462 Students 2 1 Robertson 8 1 Mason 7 3 Lewis 8 1 Fleming 1 1 Bracken
  3. 3. Services Offered Through HCS <ul><li>Mental Health Services </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Abuse Interventions/Svcs </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting Education </li></ul><ul><li>Group Support </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Training </li></ul><ul><li>On-site Support Services </li></ul>
  4. 4. Services for Children <ul><li>HCS offers a Holistic Service approach to mental wellness for LVHS children offering: </li></ul><ul><li>Consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior Modification </li></ul><ul><li>Care Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Determination of Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>On-site Mental Health Services </li></ul>
  5. 5. Services for Parents <ul><li>HCS offers a Holistic Service approach to mental wellness for LVHS parents offering: </li></ul><ul><li>Consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Life Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Care Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Abuse Prevention or Treatment Services </li></ul>
  6. 6. NAAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness <ul><li>Through appropriate identification, evaluation, and treatment, children and adolescents living with mental illness can lead productive lives. They can achieve success in school, in work and in family life. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of children with mental disorders fail to be identified, lack access to treatment or supports and thus have a lower quality of life. Stigma persists and millions of young people in this country are left behind. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Breakdown of Current Services Offered <ul><li>~462 Students registered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7% currently receiving services (67) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1% - Adjustment DO w/Depressed Mood </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5% - Separation Anxiety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27% - Adjustment DO w/Anxiety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>31% - Adjustment DO w/Mixed Anxiety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and Depressed Mood </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24% - Adjustment DO w/Disturbance of </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3% - Reactive Attachment Disorder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9% - Oppositional Defiant Disorder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.5% potential Autistic/MRDD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.5% Child Disintegrative Disorder </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Highest Risk Factors <ul><li>33% of LVHS students are suffering from a SERIOUS mental disorder – left untreated can turn into more difficult illnesses and co-occuring mental illness. </li></ul><ul><li>According to NAAMI – those with Conduct Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorders and Anxiety Disorders rank higher for instances of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suicide (90%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Failure / Drugs & Alcohol (50% will drop out) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Juvenile and Criminal Involvement/Drugs (65%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Health Care Utilization – Addictions/Health </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Early Detection = Positive Outcomes <ul><li>Research shows that early identification and intervention can minimize the long-term disability of mental disorders. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Mental disorders in children and adolescents are real and can be effectively treated, especially when identified and treated early. </li></ul><ul><li>Research has yielded important advances in the development of effective treatment for children and adolescents living with mental illness. Early identification and treatment prevents the loss of critical developmental years that cannot be recovered and helps youth avoid years of unnecessary suffering. 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Early and effective mental health treatment can prevent a significant proportion of delinquent and violent youth from future violence and crime. 12 </li></ul><ul><li>It also enables children and adolescents to succeed in school, to develop socially and to fully experience the developmental opportunities of childhood. </li></ul>2   New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Achieving the Promise:  Transforming Mental Health Care in America . Final Report.   DHHS Pub. No. SMA-0303832.  Rockville, MD:  2003. 11 The National Advisory Mental Health Council Workgroup on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intervention Development and Deployment.  “Blueprint for Change:  Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health.”  Washington, D.C.: 2001. 12 U.S. Surgeon General, Youth Violence:  A Report of the Surgeon General.  DHHS.  Rockville, MD:  2001.
  10. 10. Project Sycamore <ul><li>- Sycamore Tree – a “tree of life” – symbolizing “regeneration ” </li></ul><ul><li>LVHS Project Goal is to “regenerate” the family unit for the betterment of our children’s futures. Through early diagnosis and treatment, each child faces a 48% 3 chance of success. </li></ul><ul><li>Project Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term results - show positive trends of service outcomes measurable by data gathered pre/during/post services [measurable variables TBD]. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term trends - show success in on-going services through school [5-year and 10-year data] comparative analysis of treatment versus non-treatment changes/differences </li></ul><ul><li>through measurable outcomes [TBD]. </li></ul>3 National Institute of Mental Health Release of landmark and collaborative study conducted by Harvard University, the University of Michigan and the NIMH Intramural Research Program (release dated June 6, 2005 and accessed at