As students enter high school, we believe they should take a more active role in planning for their future and we want to make sure they have the tools to do that successfully.
That’s why we partner with Mental Health America of Licking County (MHA) to provide self-advocacy education in many Licking County high schools.
MHA works with special education teachers and intervention specialists to establish the program in each high school building.
Using a Project STIR curriculum, the educator regularly meets with students throughout the school year to work with them on:
- Life skills.
- Good mental health and self esteem.
- Future planning and career readiness.
- Online safety and social media responsibility.
- Communication and standing up for themselves.
Students are encouraged to participate in their own planning meetings and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) discussions and identify their goals and aspirations.
That same MHA educator typically continues meeting with students who attend the Licking County Family YMCA’s All For One camp in the summer.
As of now, services will be provided to the students virtually and resources can be accessed by clicking here to reach their Facebook page.
If you are interested in your student participating, please contact their school to ask if their teacher is connected with the program.
For more information about Mental Health America of Licking County, please visit their website by clicking here. You can also call them at 740-522-1341 or send them an email by clicking here.