Project AWARE Ohio

Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education

Project_AWARE_Ohio_logo_color.jpgProject AWARE Ohio is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Education, the Center for School Based-Mental Health Programs at Miami University and the educational service centers within three pilot communities: Cuyahoga County, Warren County and Wood County. Funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  Project AWARE Ohio supports schools and communities in:

  • Raising awareness of behavioral health issues among school-aged youth;
  • Providing training to detect and respond to mental health challenges and crisis in children and young adults; and  
  • Increasing access to behavioral health supports for children, youth and families.

website_graphic.pngIncreasing Skills to Identify and Respond to Signs of Mental Health Problems in School Age Youth - Statewide resources and trainings available to school staff and community partners raise awareness of the mental health needs of youth and how to intervene.

Youth Mental Health First Aid training is available statewide. Youth Mental Health First Aid training is an eight-hour training (can be broken into two, four-hour trainings) intended for adults that interact with school-aged youth (12-18 years old).  The Youth Mental Health First Aid course reviews typical adolescent development, introduces common mental health challenges for youth and teaches a five-step action plan to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

For more information about scheduling a Youth Mental Health First Aid training outside of the partnering communities listed below, contact Kathy Oberlin, director of the Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success, at or (330) 697-3899. 

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