Welcome to Prevention and Intervention

    The Prevention & Intervention Office provides services to students aimed at helping kids learn to make healthy choices and to avoid risky behaviors. 

    At the core of these services is the promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

    A continuum of care is key to providing a comprehensive approach. The continuum of care acknowledges the importance of prevention programming at school-wide, group, and individual levels. For those students and families that need additional support, we link with community organizations and partners to assist with mental health and wellness. We seek to prepare all students for long-term success in life and to develop responsible, caring citizens in our multicultural society.

    Our office supports the pillar of Academic Excellence in Pickerington Schools’ Plan for Progress by addressing the Whole Child and Relationships (Plan for Progress). We work with school counselors, social work interns, administrators, and staff to promote student success and family engagement through social and emotional learning, prevention programming, and community connections.

Prevention and Wellness Resources

  • Links to Resources

  • ParentGuidance.org Resources

  • ENGAGE Ohio Partnership

  • Summer Resources

  • Substance Use Prevention "Talk. They Hear You" Mobile App from SAMHSA.gov

Cathy Ely, Executive Director of Prevention & Intervention
  • Contact Information:

    Communication with students, families, and staff is crucial to the success of Pickerington Schools. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email with any questions or concerns. We always welcome the opportunity to connect with members of our community.

    Dr. Cathy Ely, Executive Director 




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