Our Office Phone:
You Are Not Alone
24 hour COPELine numbers:
440-285-5665 or 1-888-285-5665
NAMI Helpline: 800-950-6264
Parents and Teachers As Allies is offered free of charge thanks to NAMI and funding by the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services.
Welcome and Introductions – by an education professional, who is also a family member
Early Warning Signs of Mental Illnesses – a facilitator walks the school professionals through the early warning signs of mental illnesses
Family Response – a parent or caregiver of a child with mental illness covers the predictable stages of emotional reactions among family members dealing with the challenges of mental illness and the lived experience of raising a child with a mental illness
Living with Mental Illness – a mental health consumer that experienced the early onset of mental illness shares a view from the inside, including a discussion about the positive and negative impact that their school experience had on their life
Parents and Teachers As Allies Agenda
Parents and Teachers As Allies In-Service Program is a two hour program that helps school professionals identify the early warning signs of early onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents in schools.
It focuses on the specific, age-related symptoms of mental illnesses in youth, how best to intervene, and shared the lived experiences of consumers and families.
The in-service is scheduled by our coordinator at your request. A panel of parents and teachers will come to your school. Each teacher and administer will receive the
publication on the left. The in-service is free to all Geauga County schools. Contact us for more information.