Student Services is a school based, not for profit agency that has been providing prevention, early intervention and support services for 36 years. These services are designed to help students develop skills to succeed in school, and to lead healthy, productive, positive lives. Currently, Student Services provides services in the Barnesville, Bellaire, Bridgeport, Martins Ferry, Shadyside, St. Clairsville and Union Local School Districts. Student Services provides a vast array of prevention and early intervention programs in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Some of these programs include Safe Dates, a universal dating violence prevention program; Girl’s Circle, a small group program that helps at risk females develop a positive self-image, increase school attachment, and develop healthy coping skills; McFinn bullying prevention program that decreases incidences of bullying and increases positive social interaction among elementary aged students; and Too Good For Drugs, an alcohol and other drug prevention program that teaches students goal setting, decision making, emotion management, pro-social interaction as well as alcohol and other drug facts. The programs implemented by Student Services are evidence-based and show significant gains in participating students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes upon program completion. These are only a few of the programs currently implemented by Student Services. Student Services has a history and a reputation of providing programs that have a positive impact on the lives of many youth.
Student Services’ mission is to provide youth in Belmont County the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions so they can lead healthy and productive lives.
• Youth will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to make healthy decisions.
• Youth will engage in pro-social activities.
• Youth will experience positive family and social connectedness that allows for healthy growth and development.
• Youth will live and learn in environments that are safe, free from violence and encourage positive youth development.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our programs, please call (740) 676-4815 Ext. 8 and we will be happy to assist you.