EMPOWERING
HEALTHIER FREQUENCIES

Project AWARE Indiana is committed to Changing the Frequency surrounding mental health awareness and education by prioritizing mental wellness and providing tools to support collective growth and change. Demonstration sites were developed in three socioeconomically diverse communities in the Fall of 2018 (Cohort 1) and expanded to include eight additional partnership districts (Cohort 2) in 2021. Three more school districts were added in early 2022, with the launch of Project AWARE II. All Project AWARE sites are working to create sustainable school-based mental health systems and supports for future statewide implementation.

Project Aware I COHORT 1

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Avon Community School Logo

KRISTA FAY

The Mental Wellness Team in Avon continues to support universal SEL with teachers and school counselors, small group interventions, and individual interventions with school social workers and school-based community mental health workers. Krista is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and works in collaboration with school resource officers to ensure a holistic crisis response.

AVON COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Cummins Behavioral Health System, Inc. Logo
Hendricks County Health Partnership Logo
Bring Change to Mind Logo
Hendricks County Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
Avon Education Foundation
Department of Child Services
Hendricks County Systems of Care Logo
Indiana Youth Institute Logo
Indiana Jobs for American's Graduates Logo
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Perry Central Community Schools

KELLY CASH

Perry’s mental health team, made up of social workers and counselors, provides supports for referred students. Using Panorama as a universal screener, the district’s MTSS team has done extensive planning and data analysis in order to increase referrals and wrap-around services for students and families. Included on this team is the School Resources Officer whose intentional focus on relationships with students has helped create alignment between the district’s school safety and mental health supports.

PERRY CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Blue Indiana Youth Services Association Logo
Indiana 21st Century Community Learning Center Logos
LifeSpring Health Systems Logo
Indiana Department of Child Services Logo
Purdue Extension Logo
Perry County Strong Family Strong Community Logo
Crisis Connections Logo
Lincoln Hills Development Corporation
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DR. MEGAN KIRK
Vigo’s focus over the past few years has been on implementing restorative practices, creating a staff mental health and wellness course, expanding Handle With Care infrastructure, developing a clear and reliable crisis referral process, and engaging many community mental health and medical providers to increase and improve services for youth in the district. Vigo continues to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to faculty and staff—enabling them to better assist students that may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

VIGO COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region Logo
Hamilton Center Inc Logo
FSA Counseling Center Logo
Vigo County Education Foundation
Team of Mercy Logo