Child & Family
GCBHS seeks to help create stronger families. Some of our programs are specifically aimed at giving parents and children the resources they need to succeed. Others are more broadly focused, and could include children, teens, or adults.
Our licensed social workers and counselors see kids, teens, and adults (both individually and in groups ) as they work through issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, mental illness, disabilities, grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship problems, domestic violence and conflicts at home, school, or work. Learn more about Integrated Counseling at GCBHS.
School-Based Services help children, families, and schools in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky deal with issues both educational and emotional. Learn more about School-Based Services.
Youth and young adults who have experienced trauma are at significantly greater risk for health and behavioral health issues. Research suggests that people heal from trauma through building five resilience factors: positive connections with safe adults, affiliation, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and external support systems. The Resilience Model uses powerful strategies to increase resilience factors so that youth and young adults with developmental disabilities and mental health issues can begin a healing journey.
The foundation for the development of the Resilience Model began in 2013 with a Strong Families Safe Communities grant from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS). Over the past six years Hamilton and Clermont County Board of DD and Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBH) worked together to develop and strengthen all components of the model.
The current project participants are Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, Child Focus, Inc, Hamilton & Clermont DDS, Clermont and Butler Family and Children First Councils, and Hope Community Center.
The Growing Resilience E-Book is a multi-media approach that shares the project components through photo and video stories (see), podcasts (hear), written summaries (read), journal prompts and pocket practices (try). It’s not a toolkit, but a companion.