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school-based-programsFrom learning difficulties to family crises to depression – there are many different reasons why students struggle in school. When these struggles become overwhelming, a student’s health and safety are at risk, as well as the likelihood of successfully finishing school. Fortunately, in Butler County, hundreds of at-risk high school students daily move closer to graduation and a more promising future thanks to the School Based Support Services program partnership between LifeSpan and local schools. School Based Support Workers are employees of LifeSpan but work on-site in schools. They support students in several ways including:

  • Academic Assistance: helping students set goals to get them on track for graduation, then working with them, their parents and teachers to help them achieve those goals.
  • Mental Health Education: providing crisis intervention and referrals for mental health issues including depression, anxiety or eating disorders.
  • Physical Assistance: making referrals to community agencies that provide food, clothing, emergency shelter, medical or dental care.

The LifeSpan School Based Support Services team annually surveys staff and students at the schools it serves to find out if the program is making a significant impact. Consistently almost 100% of the surveys show that the program makes a positive difference in terms of student attendance, behavior and academic progress.

In the 2016-2017 school year, 96% of students were able to return to class after speaking with a School-Based Support Worker!

Our School Based Support Workers are on campus every day during school hours at the following schools:
  • Hamilton Freshman School
  • Hamilton High School
  • Butler Tech D. Russell Lee
  • Butler Tech School of the Arts
  • Butler Tech Bio Science Center
  • Franklin High School

School Based Support Services Manager

Aquila Beach, MSW, LSW
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