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Participating in the Inventory benefits schools in three important ways:

  1. Move from putting out fires to proactively addressing youth needs

    • With data gathered from the Inventory, districts can more accurately define student needs and leverage community resources to minimize the burden on school budgets and staff.

  2. Teachers can teach

    • Behavioral health professionals provide programs and services in the school buildings to meet the mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs so that teachers have fewer classroom disruptions.

  3. Young people thrive

    • Kids have access to the programs they need to support them.  According to the Ohio Department of Education, “Studies from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the National Research Council have shown that effective comprehensive school mental health systems contribute to improved student and school outcomes including:

  • Greater academic success

  • Reduced absenteeism

  • Decreased behavioral concerns

  • Improved school climate

  • Improved academic outcomes

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