By Eric Dool, Loveland Director of Student Services

It is one of our big three district goals: Tiger Care. Over the next several months, Loveland City Schools will be engaging in a process of clearly defining what that goal entails. We want to begin by addressing one important aspect of this goal that is on many of your minds, and that is safety. Thursday, March 15, after collecting feedback from both the community and the staff, the Loveland City School District Safety Committee will be meeting to review all of our Tiger Safety procedures; this team works directly with our Loveland emergency response professionals. In this area – we are making strides together.

As experience has shown us, while ensuring our students’ physical safety is critical, so too is our ensuring that we are meeting their mental-health needs.

As experience has shown us, while ensuring our students’ physical safety is critical, so too is our ensuring that we are meeting their mental-health needs.

Throughout the past several years, Loveland City Schools has worked to strengthen its partnerships with community resources, such as that with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Through this partnership, the district is able to offer intensive mental-health services to those students in need. Services include school-based therapy, family therapy/case management, medication management, and, at times, parent therapy when tied to a student also receiving services. These services are above and beyond those provided day-to-day by school psychologists, school counselors, and other district staff. Additionally, access is as simple as letting the school know that you are interested; school staff can assist in completing the simple referral form necessary to begin the process.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly if you would like more information about who you can call.

Finally, as families, you should know that there are a wealth of community-based resources available to you for crisis and long-term support.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly if you would like more information about who you can call. Above all – do not be afraid to ask for help!

Tiger Care – it is what we do. I look forward to sharing more with you in the upcoming weeks.

Eric Dool is Director of Student Services
for the Loveland City School District

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