A Renewed Mind (ARM) is a community mental health agency in Toledo that provides mental health, alcohol/drug treatment and psychiatry services to youth and adults. Alongside of these services, ARM has several specialized programs to address community and client needs. You can find more information about specialized services on the website http://www.arenewedmindservices.org/
The services provided at Reach Academy reflect ARM’s Youth Day Treatment Program. This program provides psychoeducation and mental health services directly in a school setting to reduce mental health symptoms and support academics by encouraging family involvement, student attendance, and reducing student removals. Youth Day Treatment services are also available at additional schools including Eagle Academy and Northpointe Academy (with anticipated services beginning Fall 2014 at Lake Erie Academy).
Below you will find information about A Renewed Mind staff that provide services at Reach Academy.
Director of Day Treatment: Alicia Menke, MAC
Day Treatment: 4-5th Grades
Case Managers/Behavioral Assistants: 5th Grade – Edward Shy (Mr. Shy), Kerry Warrington (Ms. Kerry); 4th Grade – Lindsay Burton (Ms. Lindsay), Robert Davison (Mr. Rob)
Day Treatment Services:
- Provide educational assistance to students in the classroom (individual, small group, etc.)
- Provide redirection & interventions for behavioral issues in the classroom to all students
- Provide Psychoeducation/Character Education lessons to classrooms as needed/requested
- Assist in classroom behavior/reward planning to improve classroom behaviors
- Provide mental health interventions in the classroom for day treatment students
- Maintain weekly contact with day treatment students’ parents
- Work with students in small group or one-on-one to assist with social/emotional needs (e.g. recent family death, victimization, parent incarceration, anxiety or depression concerns, etc.)
- Assist in increasing parent involvement
- Link family to appropriate community resources
- Assist in transportation to important appointments, home from school, etc.
- Encourage student involvement in extracurricular activities
- Provide crisis intervention/support
- Assess risk for potentially dangerous behaviors
- Provide support for teaching staff as related to mental health services, diagnosis, social/emotional concerns, environmental factors, etc.
- Facilitate mental health coordination for IEPs, 504s, behavioral plans, discipline, etc.
- Develop, review, and update treatment planning
- Address additional needs that may arise in the classroom regarding students/clients
2. Day Treatment worker contacts students’ parent/guardian to discuss services and eligibility
3. Intake is scheduled with parent/guardian
4. Diagnostic assessment is completed
**If you are a parent/guardian and are interested in your child receiving services, please complete the attached referral form and return it to your child’s classroom teacher. You will then be contacted by your child’s day treatment classroom worker**