The Warren County School Crisis Team was developed in 2011 to serve as a resource for local school districts in such times of crisis. The purpose of the team is to augment the school or districts team's functions by assisting when added resources are necessary. At the request of the school or district, the team can serve as intervention specialists in the aftermath of a crisis or as collaborating experts when evaluating at-risk youth. All team services will be provided under the direction of designated school or district personnel.
Unique Qualifications of the Team
This multi-disciplinary team is composed of members who have been through a comprehensive application and reference check process, and have completed a background check with the past 12 months. All members are Certified Trauma and Loss Specialists, a designation achived through extensive training from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
Team Member Biographies
Carrie Brown, MSW, LSW: Diversion Counselor (school based) at Little Miami Schools, Warren County Educational Service Center - Carrie earned her undergraduate degree from Miami University and her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining the WCESC, Carrie worked intensively with at-risk families through the Family Preservation Program as well as in an emergency children's shelter. Carrie is also a group facilitator with Fernside Center for Grieving Children.
Shelley Brown, BA, LSW, LCDC III, CTS: Prevention Specialist , Warren County Educational Service Center-Shelley obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown College in 1987. She obtained her licensure in Social Work in 1992 and her Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant licensure in 2008. She has worked with youth in Warren County for the past 21 years. She began her career working with severely mentally ill adults and later severely emotionally disturbed children. For the past 19 years she has devoted her time to working with youth and their families involved in the Juvenile Court system. Her passion is speaking publically about substance abuse education and prevention.
Jane Groh, MSW, LISW-S, CTS: Director of Operations, Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers-Jane is a Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years experience. She has worked, supervised, and taught crisis intervention to all ages and disciplines. She is the Director of Prevention Service for Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery.
Vycki Haught, MSW, LSW, CTS: Project AWARE Grant Coordinator, Warren County Educational Service Center-Vycki has worked with children ages 4-19 and their families for the last 20 years to provide necessary resources for students to be successful. Her area of expertise is crisis intervention and conflict resolution. Vycki now coordinates the Project AWARE grant which provides Youth Mental Health First Aid training in our county.
Jason Norman, Masters of Theology: Lead Pastor, Real Life Church. Jason earned his undergraduate and Masters degree(s) from Beacon University. As an accomplished teacher and keynote speaker, Jason serves as a certified John Maxwell Coach, mentoring startups and encouraging seasoned business professionals. Prior to serving in Ministry for the past two decades, Jason, working with the Miami County Courts, served as a Resident Advisor at a Residential Treatment Center. Additionally, as a motivational speaker, he implemented a student mentoring program, positively impacting inner-city schools. His integral community involvement reflects his passion to ultimately see lives changed and transformed.
Kim Sellers, MSW, LISW-S, CTS: Director of Coordinated Care, Warren County Educational Service Center-Kim is an Independently Licensed Social Worker. Prior to her current position, Kim worked also as a Diversion Therapist serving Unruly youth and their families. Kim has worked in Warren County for over 19 years and was the Investigations Supervisor at Warren County Children Services prior to coming to the ESC in 2005. Kim’s passion is working with adolescents, especially those who self-harm or have experienced trauma. Kim served on the Safe School’s Training Team during the 2010-2011 school year. Kim received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Cincinnati. Kim obtained her School Suicide Prevention Specialist Accreditation in November 2011. Kim also has a private practice in downtown Lebanon, OH.
Syndra Snelling, Masters in Pupil Services and Educational Leadership, CTS: School Counseling: Guidance Counselor, Donovan Elementary School-Syndra earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Miami University. She began her career as a Reading Recovery Teacher in the Miamisburg School District where she helped students raise their reading levels and learn to read at the same level as their peers. From there she expanded her career and worked as a teacher at The Warren County Juvenile Detention Center. This position also allowed her to teach youth placed at The Mary Haven Youth Center. Her interest in helping students both academically and emotionally led her to pursue her Master’s Degree in Pupil Services: School Counseling from Wright State University in 2004 and her second Masters in Educational Leadership. Syndra has been a Guidance Counselor at since 2005 (previously at Lebanon High School).
Robert Taliaferro, BA: Probation Officer, Warren County Juvenile Court-Robert has worked with juveniles and families in Warren County for over 10 years. He works with the Juvenile Court's truancy department, serving as a liasion between the juvenile court and the county's schools regarding truancy issues. Robert previously worked as a therapist for the Mary Haven Youth Center.