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Project AWARE

Project AWARE Ohio

 Advancing Wellness And Resilience in Education


Project AWARE grant ran from 

September 2014 - September 2019 

Project 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.


Increasing 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. 






Contact Information  
Mary Wise, M.S.W., M.S.C.E.
Student Wellness Coordinator
      Denise Pietrzak, M.S.S.A.
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