If interested in this program please contact the Family Pride office at 440-286-1553 or see your school guidance counselor for more information.​

Family Support

Family Pride contacts the students’ parent or guardian throughout the group to generally discuss progress or issues within group, school and home with the parent or guardian. In addition, families will have the opportunity to participate in at least two phone calls or home visits following the group to review the needs of his or her child within the home environment and obtain support within the family including linkages to community resources. The Family Support component of the program reinforces the positive messages that the students are getting within group and encourages healthy family interactions with the student as well as the school.

As northeast Ohio continues to see a rise in increased violence and substance abuse it is becoming even more important to offer primary and secondary prevention and support services to today’s children, youth and their families.  The Healthy Students…Safe Schools Program,  offers a unique, comprehensive curriculum that positively impacts children and adolescents in a safe, supportive group environment, connects participants’ families with support services and community linkages, and supports positive communication between families and school personnel.  

This program is funded by United Way of Geauga County for all Geauga County Schools.

School Consultation

The Family Pride team provides onsite consultation and support as needed to school administrators and personnel. This may include meetings with counselors, principals or teachers to assist with identifying ways to effectively work with the students who are participating in the groups and mental health/AoD related professional development opportunities.  

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Chardon Office: 440-286-1553 ​​​

Ashtabula location – 440-536-5680

24 Hour CopeLine: (440) 285-5665​

​​Family Pride offers mental health counseling and support services in school districts throughout Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties to help children and adolescents where they spend most of their time – in school.  Family Pride counselors and case managers work together with children, families, teachers and administrators as a clinical support team to assist children in overcoming their daily stressors and feeling successful in school academically and with their peers. 

Services include:

  • Individual and Family Counseling

  • Case Management Support Services

  • Home Visits

  • Consultation with teachers and administrators​

​Weekly Groups

Each group, which is unique to the identified needs and strengths of the student participants, meets weekly for approximately 10-weeks and covers topics such as conflict resolution, positive communication, healthy relationships, team building, self-esteem and self-worth building, suicide prevention, and drug and alcohol programming that are the most pertinent to that community. All groups are developmentally and age appropriate for the participating students and include a variety of activities such as art, role plays, independent work, open discussion, play, and self-reflection. 

School-based Services