Having a trusting relationship with a caring adult in the school setting can increase positive school outcomes including improved student mental health, increased attendance and improved grades/credits. From learning difficulties to a family crisis to depression – there are many different reasons why students struggle in school. When these struggles become overwhelming, a student’s health and safety become a concern, as does the likelihood of successfully finishing school. Fortunately, in Butler County, hundreds of high school students are moving closer to graduation and a more promising future every day.
School Based Support Workers reduce and/or remove the barriers to academic achievement and increase students’ success and overall mental health. Support Workers are employees of LifeSpan who work on-site every day in local high school buildings to provide support to students, families and school staff. This service can be individually structured based on identified needs of the students, families, and school.
School Based Support Services are uniquely positioned to provide:
LifeSpan is the only agency in Southwest Ohio providing this level of service to students, parents, and schools.
Joyce started her career as a hospital nurse in 1980. In 1991, she left the hospital world and moved to social services and has been with LifeSpan, Inc., a private nonprofit social service agency, ever since. She is LifeSpan’s Director and is responsible for overall strategy, oversight, budget and operations of LifeSpan. LifeSpan’s multiple programs include Elderly Care Management, Information and Referral, Guardianship, Representative Payee, and School Based Services. In addition, she is responsible for the agency’s accreditation and leads quality improvement initiatives across the agency.