Therapy Services and Intervention

The Children's Home of Cincinnati

The Children's Home of Cincinnati provides school-based behavioral health services to students at Hughes STEM High School. These services include:

  • Face-to-face individual and family counseling sessions 
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Crisis intervention
  • Case management

In addition, Children's Home provides mental health supports such as:

  • Medication management
  • Counseling for caregivers
  • Programs for adolescents dealing with substance use 

Many of their services are reimbursable through Medicaid. They also accept certain private insurance.


If you notice any of the warning signs listed below and are interested in referring your child to The Children's Home, please contact our Hughes team at (513) 363-7724. They will complete a referral over the phone. Referrals can also be made online. Please make sure the form is fully completed. The Children's Home team from Hughes will contact you to schedule an intake/assessment before counseling can begin.

Warning signs include:

  • Declining grades; any sudden change in functioning
  • Expressed problems at home or community
  • Self-injury, repeated threats to run away, suicidal threats
  • Intense, frequent anger outbursts
  • Sexual acting out
  • Aggressive or non-aggressive consistent violation of rights of others; opposition to authority, truancy, thefts or vandalism
  • Repeated use of alcohol or drugs
  • Trauma history, nightmares
  • Severe mood swings
  • Extreme lack of concentration
  • Inability to cope with activities, daily tasks
  • Strange thoughts, beliefs, feelings or unusual behaviors; hallucinations

Signs that are often missed:

  • Excessively shy
  • Unrealistic expectations of self
  • Excessive dieting or binging, extreme fear of body image/changes with lack of evidence
  • Intense anxiety impacting functioning
  • Low academic performance
  • Sudden or gradual changes in functioning/presentation
  • Insecure most of the time, isolation
  • Extreme conforming and passiveness
  • Depression, lack of energy, consistently falling asleep in class
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Persistent somatic complaints

Parent Support: Hughes High School Intervention Assistance Team (IAT)

The IAT at Hughes is available to provide assistance if you feel your child is having academic or behavioral difficulties in school. If your child is experiencing difficulty with school work, you can reach out to us and get the support you need.

This team consists of administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, teachers and therapists from The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Please contact the appropriate school personnel for your child’s grade level to begin the process of addressing your concerns.