Mental Wellness Services

Last Updated: 10/21/2021 6:30 PM

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Hamilton City School district places a strong emphasis on social, emotional, and behavioral health in order to positively impact learning and life. 

We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety, or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why Crawford Woods Elementary partners with St. Aloysius to help increase student access to high-quality and affordable mental healthcare. 

The partnership is made possible by the district's partnership with MindPeace, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for connecting its network of professional mental health providers with schools. After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, we identified St. Aloysius as our partner.

Students who exhibit some of the behaviors below may benefit from some extra help. Some of these behaviors may not be as obvious as others, but they may be a symptom of some underlying mental health issues.

  • Avoidant, anxious, or clingy towards teachers or caregivers

  • General fearfulness/sudden new fears that are not developmentally appropriate

  • Excessive worry or preoccupation

  • Many complaints of aches and pains - especially if there is a pattern to the complaints

  • Sadness/depression

  • Decreased interest in friends or activities

  • A consistent irritable mood

  • A decline in grades

  • Lack of motivation or energy

  • Bully behaviors or those who are the victim of bullies

  • Aggressive behavior

  • Helplessness, passive, or low frustration tolerance

  • Restless, impulsive, hyperactive

  • Inattention, often seem as if they are daydreaming

  • Sexualized behavior

  • Poor peer relationships and social problems

  • Doesn’t seem to understand others’ feelings

  • Absenteeism

  • Increased sensitivity to sensory inputs (bells, door slams, physical contact, etc)

  • Bathroom issues after a developmentally appropriate time

  • Defiant, oppositional behaviors that go beyond what is developmentally appropriate and that are chronic and problematic

  • A recent death or major loss in the family

  • Divorce

  • Chaotic or unstable home lives

  • History of trauma or abuse

Please contact your Student Family Support Specialist:

John Connell

[email protected]

513-868-5600 ext. 7370

 

Mental Health Services and Immediate Assistance

With the safety and well-being of our students as a top priority, we recognize that strong mental health plays a vital role in a student's growth and success.

If a person needs immediate assistance:


Pediatric Mental Health Urgent Care
  Best Point Behavioral Health: (513)5 527-3040

Immediate Crisis Response and Consultation
  Mobile Response Stabilization Service: 844-427-4747

Consultation Support and Referral/Intake
  Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC): (513) 636-4124

Crisis Numbers
   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
   Butler County Crisis Hotline: 844-427-4747 or 911
   Ohio Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741

Meet Our Therapists  

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Insurances Accepted:

Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, Paramount, and United Health Care/UMR

Contact Allison:

 [email protected]

(513) 869-4029

Allison Gajramsignh

Allison is an independently licensed counselor in the state of Ohio. She has over 15 years of experience in counseling, and she has worked in the school-based program at St. Aloysius since 2009. Allison currently serves as the School-based Services Supervisor in Butler County, in addition to meeting with clients for therapy services. Prior to working in school-based services, Allison worked in residential treatment and home-based family therapy services. Allison’s passion is helping families eliminate barriers that interfere with success. She utilizes a multisystemic approach to treatment, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can help clients identify appropriate coping mechanisms for managing mental health symptoms. 

Allison earned her Bachelor’s degree in Honors English and Psychology from the University of Illinois, and her Master’s degree in Education and Human Development with a focus in Community Counseling from George Washington University.
 

 

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Insurances Accepted:

Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, Paramount, and United Health Care/UMR​​

Contact Adwoa:

[email protected]

(513) 360-8859

Adwoa Achampong

Adwoa is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. She has over 10 years of experience in mental health counseling and case management, and she has worked in the school-based program at St. Aloysius since August 2021. Prior to working in school-based services, Adwoa worked for Hamilton County Job and Family Services, as well as positions in the hospital setting. Adwoa is passionate about working with children and families while supporting and empowering them to be the best version of themselves for success. She utilizes a strength-based approach in her work with families, in addition to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness. Adwoa believes that no one should have to suffer in silence, which inspired her to pursue a career that allows her to walk alongside her clients on the journey to healing.

 

Adwoa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Theater Arts from the University of Ghana in West Africa. Additionally, she earned her Master’s degree in Human Services focusing on marriage and family from Liberty University and a second Master’s degree in Social Work focusing on health care from the University of Michigan.