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CollegeCountdown Helps Students

CollegeCountdown helps students develop the soft skills needed to excel in the next phase of life!

Open to high school juniors and seniors in Delaware and Morrow Counties.

College presents challenges that many academically strong students are not equipped to handle, such as disputes with roommates, seemingly insurmountable schedules and just adapting to a new environment while navigating life’s uncertainties. Make sure you are prepared for what’s next.

  • Learn about soft skills and why they are important.
  • Increase your flexibility, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Discuss mental health and learn healthy coping skills for the upcoming school year.
  • Learn more here.

Beginning February 3rd @3:30 – 4:15 PM

Tor register, please email students’ names and school district information.

Syntero Increases Education & Support for Students, Parents and School Administrators

The traditional 2019-2020 school year seemed to end abruptly for students, teachers and school administrators, as learning, socialization and important events moved online. Syntero quickly implemented Telehealth services to continue its School-Based Programs for students in Franklin, Delaware and Morrow Counties, and also provided innovative education and support via a parent-focus podcast miniseries, virtual workshops to help youth and parents become more cybersavvy and easily accessible videos with tips from Syntero clinicians to help students, parents and school administrators cope with our new normal and thrive in the ever-changing environment. 

This fall, students, parents and school administrators continue to deal with stress from merely living during the pandemic while adjusting to new learning models, as well as grieving the school year as they once envisioned it. Whether attending virtually, in person or through a hybrid model, the start of the school year looks different for most. What remains the same is the unwavering commitment by school district and Syntero staff alike in striving to meet the needs of students and families in the most effective and safe manner possible. 

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Syntero Welcomes New Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

In July, Syntero added “inclusiveness” to its existing values of integrity, empowerment and innovation. Syntero is pleased to announce the development of a new Diversity and Inclusion Program, which will focus on programming and operational improvements on behalf of groups or individuals who have experienced trauma due to racism, racial inequity, ageism, sexism, homophobia or xenophobia. Syntero’s new Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator Karida Cardoso, MS, LPC, will ensure that the agency’s programs and operations are culturally sensitive and informed regarding the unique needs and issues specific to marginalized populations whose behavioral health problems are worsened due to their marginalized status in society.

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Syntero Accepting Participants for Positive Parenting Course

Syntero’s Positive Parenting Course will resume on October 28th. The five-week course is offered free of charge for residents of Delaware and Morrow Counties. The course is intended for parents and caregivers (grandparents, other relatives, guardians, etc.) of children from birth through age 8. Participants will learn how to get more desired behaviors from their children.

Classes will cover the following information:

  • The power of positive parenting techniques
  • What causes kids’ behaviors
  • Setting goals for change
  • Tips on how to reconnect with children and build positive relationships
  • Giving directions kids are likely to follow
  • Recognizing progress and planning for the future

Each participant will also have three one-on-one phone/in-person sessions with group leaders to make the information work for their families. Click here to register or email Debbie Combs.

The Positive Parenting Course is sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio Children’s Trust Fund and the United Way of Delaware County Strengthening Families program.