It’s finally done! All of the schools in the Performance Academy Network are now certified in Mental Health First Aid. We are the first collection of public charter schools in Ohio to have this training and certification, alongside several traditional public school districts. Operated by the National Council of Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid training, conducted by Dr. William Bauer of Marietta College, prepares our staff to initially assist students experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and psychosis. We believe this is a critical step in furthering our dedication and commitment to our mission of meeting the needs of the whole child. Teachers and school leaders have received the latest training on trauma informed teaching as a result of this experience. Every school has received certification as noted below. We are so proud of how hard everyone worked on this! Way to go, PA team!