Ohio School Story: Harmon Middle School’s Counselor Supports Families During the Pandemic

The counselor at Harmon Middle School in Pickerington Local Schools gathered resources for families to promote the well-being of their children at home. The website is easy to navigate and focuses on supporting families’ most pressing needs.

For example:

  • childcare for essential employees, 
  • unemployment assistance and employment opportunities, 
  • food assistance opportunities through the school district and local community resources such as restaurants offering free meals, food banks, and blessing box locations, 
  • link to the school nurse’s web page for health assistance,
  • 24/7 mental health counseling contact information, wellness kit, virtual calming room, and other mental health support resources,
  • advice and discussion prompts for how to talk about feelings about Coronavirus with kids
  • and technology support resources through the school, information about how to access free WiFi and free printing.
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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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