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Emotional Wellness

Oakwood Schools is committed to educating the whole child by providing a safe environment with challenging academics, social and emotional learning supports, health education, and family/community engagement.

From the Ohio Department of Education:

Supporting the Whole Child

Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, puts the whole child at the center, where each component of the plan works harmoniously to support a whole-child approach. 

Likewise, Ohio’s Whole Child Framework also places the whole child at the center, with district, school, family and community supporting the needs of the whole child using a comprehensive approach.  A whole child approach broadens district and school focus beyond academics to include meeting students social-emotional, physical and safety needs.

The Whole Child Framework provides a blueprint to meet these whole child needs, which are foundational to a child’s intellectual and social development and necessary for students to fully engage in learning and school.

We strive to have a climate where all students feel safe, comfortable and know they belong.  We believe students’ social and emotional well-being is just as important as their academic success.

Whole Child Framework

Emotional Wellness Supports at Oakwood Junior and Senior High

Students are encouraged to ask for academic, social, or emotional help for either themselves or a peer, if ever needed.  Students are provided with support from our teachers, school counselors, nurses, and administrators for normal stressors in everyday life.

If a student’s issues are deemed more significant, a referral to an administrative team and our mental health therapist may take place for a more comprehensive evaluation.  Students may be referred to an outside agency or receive services from the school’s mental health therapist. 

At the junior and senior high school, our Response to Intervention Team (RTI) can help your student find the academic, social, and/or emotional support they may need. Through our monthly STOP DAY form (Students and Teachers Observing Progress), students reflect on their academic, social, and emotional progress. This data, collected by the RTI team, will be assessed, and help will be given where needed.  

For Our Students

For Our Parents

In addition to mental health support, other forms of help might be needed, whether to assist your own family or to help someone you know.

Visit our Resources page for additional support.


Apps for Teens with Anxiety

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For additional information about apps, visit Healthline and Raising Teens Today


Seize the Awkward
Learn the signs of depression and use these conversation starters

Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Suicide
While there is no single cause for suicide, there are risk factors and warning signs which may increase likelihood of an attempt. Learning them can save lives.

"A Friend Asks" App
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. 

Montgomery County Educational Service Center
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment), is a free service at the MCESC 

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction,and Mental Health Services 
The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) of Montgomery County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment services for individuals and families of Montgomery County, Ohio.

Montgomery County Drug-Free Coalition Community Resource Guide

Counseling Referrals

Oakwood Schools Contacts

Joan Bline
Wellness Coordinator
Prevention/Intervention Counselor

Kelly Owens
High School Counselor
Department Chair
Students with last names R - Z and Career Ed

Paige Lumpkins
High School Counselor
Students with last names A - G

Adam Woessner
High School Counselor
Students with last names H - Q

Hilary Waugh
Junior High School Counselor


Other Contacts

Suicide Crisis Hotlines:

  • Text 4HOPE to 741741
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Oakwood Public Safety Emergency Line:  937-298-2122
  • Samaritan Crisis Care:  937-224-4646

Artemis Center
Dayton’s Domestic Violence Resource Agency
77 W. Elmwood Dr., Suite 202
Centerville, Oh 45459

Oak Tree Corner Support Center for Grieving Children
2312 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, Ohio  45419
(937) 285-0199