Child Focus Inc. COVID-19 Action Plan

Child Focus Mental Health

All Child Focus mental health services are fully operational with both in-person and telehealth sessions being offered. Once the school year starts and schools are open, school-based services providers will be available for in-person sessions at school and via telehealth.  Please call 752-1555 for more information.

 

Child Focus 24/7 Crisis Hotline Support

The Clermont County Crisis Hotline 513-528-SAVE (7283) is a free and confidential hotline available 24-hours/7 days a week that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention and referral information to residents of Clermont County of all ages.  The Hotline is operated by Child Focus, funded by the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, and accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   You can also use the National Crisis Text Line.  Text: 4HOPE to 741741.  The Crisis Text Line is independently owned and operated.

 

Child Focus Extended Day

Based on the new ODJFS guidelines of group sizes of 9 children only, we are full in our extended day program.  We are still taking names for our waiting list.  Register online at: https://www.child-focus.org/registration/

 

Child Focus Head Start Preschool

Limited enrollment spots are open, please call 528-7224 to pre-register.

 

Questions? Email info@child-focus.org

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Helpful Clermont County Resources

Helpful Clermont County Resources
Clermont County resources are here to help.

13 Ways to Prevail During a Crisis

An article by Gayle Scroggs, PhD, PCC

COVID-19

COVID-19

There is a new “COVID Care Line”  where trained staff will simply talk with you, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed.

The Care Line will be open between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. It will roll over to a national hotline over-night.

PLEASE CALL:

1-800-720-9616

If you would like to find mental health resources in your county go to:

continuum.oberlinkconsulting.com

OR

u.osu.edu/cphp/ohio-mental-health-resources-guides/

Help is available! Our treatment agencies are still providing services. If you are in crisis, please call:
528-SAVE
24/7

Child Focus, Inc. 513- ​​752-1555 ​Children’s Mental Health Services
Clermont Recovery Center 513- ​735-8100​ Substance Use Treatment for Adults and Adolescents
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral ​ Health Services 513-947-7000​ Adult Mental Health Services

If you need to reach the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, you can send an email via our website (ccmhrb.org) or leave a message at 513-732-5400.

During this time when people are checking temperature, monitoring for coughs and other respiratory symptoms, it is important to also remember to take care of your mental health! Your mental wellness and self-care are vital during this stressful time!
A little anxiety is likely during something as stressful as a pandemic. Here are some ideas to help that anxiety from accelerating into something that impacts your everyday life:
1. Practice self-care through breathing and relaxation. Take a few minutes every day to take some deep breaths and think positive thoughts.
2. Stay connected. You can safely connect through social media, texts or phone calls.
4. Talk about your feelings. Find someone trusted to share feelings of stress and anxiety with, talk about what you’re feeling to really process those thoughts.
5. Have some fun. Watch a favorite movie, go for a walk, play a game, etc.
6. Avoid information overload. It’s important to stay informed, but too much information can be overwhelming.
7. Take care of your physical health. Focus on exercising (at home or outside), maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated and getting a good night’s sleep.
Ideas for parents to help their children cope:
1. Answer children’s questions and talk about the pandemic and current situation with them.
2. Assure your children they are safe and that your family and community are prepared to handle the situation.
3. Limit children’s exposure to social media and news coverage of the pandemic.
4. Keep a structure in their lives, help them plan a routine for their day, just like they’d have if they were at school.
If even with these measures, stress and anxiety are overwhelming and are impacting your life, help is available. Call 528-SAVE 24/7 to talk with a licensed mental health professional.

How to Hack Stress!!!!!!!

Who likes stress?

If I were to poll our readers right now, I am certain that not a single one of you would pick the option: “Yes, I love being stressed out.”

I mean, how could you? We’ve all heard that stress makes you sick, stress is bad for your health, stress is linked to insomnia… the list goes on and on.

I start to cringe at even the thought of this dreaded 6-letter word, so today, I am here to teach you how to hack stress. We found 6 simple tips to make stress your friend instead of the enemy. Yes, I know this sounds a little crazy. Stay with me, science is on our side.

But first, Kelly McGonigal’s “How to Make Stress Your Friend” TED Talk offers an eye-opening perspective on how stress affects us, and how to use it to our advantage…..click here to read more!