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Community Alignment of Resources Team

The Community Alignment of Resources Team (CART) works to prevent youth substance use and enhance mental health infrastructures in the school and community. CART uses data-driven planning and partnerships to provide substance prevention curriculum, tools to identify at-risk youth, behavioral assessments, and more.

This is a 5-year grant that will end September 30, 2024. 


CART uses a data-driven strategic planning approach through partnerships with valuable stakeholders including schools, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders to provide:

  • Substance prevention curriculum in all schools.
  • CART: tool to record/track 18 areas of life that can impact a student’s (or family’s) decision making about substances or other critical challenges and offer solutions. Tool is embedded in MTSS/PBIS tiers but can be implemented by any staff for any student/family outside of the tier Click here to access.
  • CRAFFT: a screening tool to be used by school nurses for youth-at-risk of using substances and early interventions for the risks.
  • Handle With Care: a collaboration between schools and police to protect children and help traumatized children heal and thrive.
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments: a process for identifying problem behaviors and developing interventions to improve/eliminate those behaviors.
     

Grant Staff:

 

Mary Burch

Mary Burch, RN
CART Grant Coordinator

Serves: District-Wide
859.206.2268
mary.burch@erlanger.kyschools.us

Office Location: Lloyd High School, Room 41 
Hours: Part-time (usually Tue. and Thurs)

Mary promotes conditions that prevent youth substance use and enhance mental health infrastructures in the school and community. 
 

Ivy Blanton

Ivy Blanton
Professional School Counselor

Serves: Arnett Elementary
859.727.1488
ivy.blanton@erlanger.kyschools.us

 

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith
School Psychologist

Serves: District-Wide
859.750.9546
ashley.smith2@erlanger.kyschools.us
Office Location: Lloyd High School, Room 41 

Ashley conducts evaluations for special education services and consults with teachers on academic, behavioral, and substance prevention interventions for student success. 
 

Michelle Landenwitch

Michelle Landenwitch, LPCC, TF-CBT
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Trauma-Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Serves: District Wide
859.250.2388
michelle.landenwitch@erlanger.kyschools.us  
Office Location: Lloyd High School, Room 41 

Michelle provides counseling/mental health services on a variety of topics including social skills, bullying, mindfulness, organizational strategies, and anxiety, as well as trauma-based therapy in both English and Spanish. Michelle also collaborates with school employees to connect students and families to local resources. 
 

Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

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