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Ohel's School Based Prevention and Mental Health Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $469,500)

The goals of Ohel's School-Based Mental Health Services are to enhance the social and emotional functioning of Jewish children and adolescents, and the prevention and treatment of at-risk behavior. This program is school based and community focused. It primarily serves child and adolescent students, as well as parents, administrators, and educators and is based on an approach that empowers youth to identify and make choices that are directed toward a healthy lifestyle. The programs activities include: training for school staff; school-based prevention workshops for students; presentations to larger student groups, parents, and the general community; and counseling and treatment for youth who are demonstrating at-risk behaviors. Progress is measured by a reduction in attitudes towards at-risk behavior among participating youth as well as the likelihood they will make healthier lifestyle choices and manifest more adaptive coping skills. Additionally, Ohel hopes that parents and schools will continue to gain a better understanding of the pressures facing youth today and an ability to address some of the situations before they intensify into crises. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2008