Departments

Counseling and Mental Health Supports at Little Miami

Grades K-6

School Counselors

Support the emotional needs of students as they relate to accessing the academics. Our counselors run support groups, meet with student individually, monitor student 504 accommodation plans and assist in connecting families with needed resources. Our school counselors act as our ‘front line of support’ when our students are in crisis.

  • Brittany Stultz – grades 1,2 at Butlerville 3 days a week and Maineville 3 days a week
  • Raegan Malblanc – grades K, 3, 4
  • Dawn Gasper & Sarah Fox – grades 5, 6

Mental Health Therapy

  • The district has collaborated with Solutions Mental Health through Warren County Mental Health. Therapists and case managers meet with students in the school building and at their centers to provide individual therapy sessions and a link to licensed psychologists. Currently there is one therapist and two case managers serving our K-6 population. These services are paid for through family insurance or Medicaid billing.

School Resource Coordinator

With the help of grant dollars from Project Aware and WCESC, we have Charlie Hartman in our school district. He connects families with community resources as well as supports Salem and LMIS with facilitating support groups. He specializes in boys groups and self-esteem groups. He has great relationships with many community organizations and can assist a family that is struggling with housing, mental health support, medical needs, transportation, student hunger, tutoring needs for students and with many other potential issues.

Grades 7-12

School Counselors

Support the emotional needs of students as they relate to accessing the academics. Our counselors run support groups, meet with student individually, create student schedules, assist with college and career planning and assist in connecting families with needed resources.

  • Tarra Braunscheidel – Junior High
  • Andrea Wall – Junior High
  • Bridget Herron – HS last names E-K
  • Tammy Martin – HS last names A-D
  • Jessica Nethers – HS last names L-Q
  • Brandy Phillips – HS last names R-Z

Mental Health Therapy

  • The district has collaborated with Solutions Mental Health through Warren County Mental Health. Therapists and case managers meet with students in the school building and at their centers to provide individual therapy sessions and a link to licensed psychologists. Currently there is one therapist serving our 7-12 students on a full-time schedule. These services are paid for through family insurance or Medicaid billing.

Diversion Coordinator – WCESC/Coordinated Care

  • Carrie Brown – 2 days a week at the Jr. and 2 days at the HS. She provides individual counseling with students. These referrals are primarily initiated in court, but referrals come in from Kim Sellers through Coordinated Care as well. She is our Sandy Hook Promise presenter and trained in prevention of social isolation. She also runs counseling support groups such as girls groups and grief groups on an as-needed basis. She is also on the county crisis team and can perform risk assessments.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention – WCESC/Coordinated Care

  • Shelley Brown – She works with our students on an as-needed basis and her referrals primarily come through juvenile court. She also performs assessments and assists with drug and alcohol prevention education. She is instrumental in the Red Ribbon Week activities for 7-12.

Outside Agencies

When the school counselor or building administration (PK-12) identify a specific need, we have partners that we can utilize that are no cost to the district.

  • Prevention School-Based Services through Solutions
    • Early Childhood Mental Health support – Amy Leedyard
    • School-based group facilitation for the following topics: anger, social skills, changing families, anxiety, grief, respect for self and others, suicide prevention, life skills and conflict management
  • Kinship Care and Therapeutic Mentoring for Parents through Beech Acres
  • Grief counseling - Fernside