We are pleased to announce that Wyoming City Schools has formed a partnership with MindPeace to seek added mental health support services for our students. Just as we provide academic support whenever needed, this partnership will allow us to offer an additional layer of mental health support when needed.
MindPeace is assisting us in seeking a high quality mental health and wellness partner to provide private-pay services in our district. We plan to begin offering this service at Wyoming High School and then extend it to the other buildings in our district. MindPeace serves as a catalyst and facilitator in the creation and maintenance of mental health partnerships between schools and mental health agencies.
MindPeace began as a project of the Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) in 2002 to respond a significant need for an improved system of mental health care for children in the Greater Cincinnati area. Hundreds of JLC volunteers devoted countless hours to develop a model for a seamless system for children to access mental health services with the support of Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and other community partners. In 2007, JLC launched MindPeace as its own non-profit because no mental health organization existed that focused on systemic improvements to children’s mental health access and quality; thus, the mission of MindPeace is to advocate for access to high quality mental health services for all children in Greater Cincinnati.
With the establishment of this partnership, MindPeace is assisting our district in securing a mental health and wellness partner with a school-based therapist who will provide services on the campus of Wyoming High School, which will become a hub for our families to access services. We anticipate being able to announce the selection of the provider later in the spring and to provide, at that time, details regarding insurance and other important information.
We believe this partnership will be of great service to our students and their families. In advance, we thank MindPeace for their efforts on behalf of our district and for assisting us in securing a provider of services to assist our students.
Dr. Susan K. Lang