Resources to Use Throughout Life:
FINAL PROJECT: Martina Pineda
Human Lifespan and Development:
This information flyer will serve as a helpful resource for people in different stages of their lives. There will be links and contact information for different institutions around the Cincinnati area, along with general information and some FAQ’s for certain topics.
Premature Birth - Support Institutions and Agencies:
Local: Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s
Contact Information for the organization:
Location: Fourth Floor at Cincinnati Children’s Burnet Campus
There is a director by the name of Louis J Muglia, MD, PhD. Dr. Muglia is a pediatric endocrinologist, who does research that tries to figure out the ideal conditions and timing for childbirth. This is very helpful for the program that Cincinnati Children’s oversees—Dr. Muglia and other doctors oversee the Familial Preterm Birth Clinic Essentially, they do preterm birth prevention consultations—this is a one time comprehensive outpatient consultation, that’s usually for women at risk of preterm birth. Also, women who are pregnant and at high risk of spontaneous preterm birth can be referred for consultation too. The number listed above was for the Center or Preterm Birth, but to make an appointment or to make referrals for the specific program, the phone number 513-636-3882 can be used. This agency has services such as completing detailed histories – family, gynecologic, obstetric, medical. They also do assessments for the social and environmental aspects of a soon-to-be infant. At this agency, recommendations can be complteted for things like lab and imagine studies for preconception planning / screening / management of ongoing pregnancy, screening tests, and interventions. This program also runs events regarding education about risk factors and therapeutic strategies to help families who are looking for more information. The prices vary depending on insurance, and are on a case-by-case basis. In regards to the outpatient clinic ad Cincinnati Children’s, some doctors include Dr. Emily DeFranco, DO, MS in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Michael Marcotte, MD who is the director for maternal services, and Dr. Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD who is the director of Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth. All of their contact information can be found online -http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/c/preterm-birth/default/.
Local: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Women’s Health Services
NICU – Neonatal Intensive Care – Level III
Perinatal Treatment Center – Specialized Obstetrical Care
Contact Information for the organization:
Location: 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45219
The neonatal intensive care unit includes healthcare providers at the UCMC that will help provide care if a newborn is born prematurely. They have Neonatal Specialists – “neonatologists” – to take care of the babies, including the ones that are critically sick. Along with the neonatologists, they have a healthcare team – these include nurses who specialized, support specialists, medical resident physicians, etc. This location is a Level III because it has state of the art technology and expert staff, both of which play a role in revolutionary healthcare. It’s one of the most experienced Level III NICU’s in the area. They focus on care and continuity—before birth, during labor, and postpartum. They complete a full patient assessment, doing things like diagnostic testing and fetal assessment. This will help with deciding what the next steps will be in an infant’s life. They also do prenatal counseling and support for mothers, allowing them to continue figuring out what will be best for their child. There are also fetal interventions and surgeries this unit has to offer when it is necessary. The Is genetic counseling, which is good for families that want to prepare themselves for diseases, illnesses, or abnormalities that may come up throughout their child’s life. They manage fetal arrhythmias when a child is born early, which means they make sure the heartbeat is consistent and without abnormalities, effectively pumping blood for the infant. They also offer fetal surgical interventions if they end up being necessary – some include minimally invasice fetoscopic surgery, radiofrequency ablation, among others. All of these services are prices on a per case basis, and insurance questions can always be directed to a provider. More information can be found on their website, which ishttp://uchealth.com/womens-health/neonatal-intensive-care/.
Local: The Christ Hospital Health Network
Women’s Services: Birthing Center
Contact Information for the organization:
Location: 2139 Auburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219
This specific location provides services such as a feng shui birthing suite, which allows the promotion of positive energies and good fortune through how furnishings are placed. They also offer hydrotherapy, for women who prefer birthing in water. They have an expanded Level II Special Care Nursery, which will allow specialized care of premature babies, with services similar to the ones offered through the NICU, or neonatal intensive care until. Similar to the institutions above, the women’s birthing center at Christ consists of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals providing continuous care to a pregnant mother throughout her labor journey. These services are also on a case-by-case basis, with prices varying depending on insurance and coverage plans.
The three types of major parenting styles includes authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive.Although firm, authoritative parents care a lot for their children and consistently show their love. There are clear boundaries set for their kids, and there’s a great deal of trust that the kid will follow through withthem. They address the needs of their children, but allow the child to be independent. Because of this, thechild grows up to be confident, but also have a sense of responsibility. Completely different, authoritarianparents are strict. There are boundaries too, but the child doesn’t get to experience much freedom inmaking their own decisions. The boundaries become rules and choices are already made for their child.Authoritarian parents don’t show their love, and become a bit insensitive sometimes. Because of this, achild might grow up not knowing what he or she did wrong, simply because the parent never explained it tothem when they were young. Along with that, the child might have a hard time saying how he or she feels,because it wasn’t always welcomed at home. Another parenting style is permissive, where parents don’t domuch to help a child develop. Without rules and consequences in a permissive parenting style household,there is a lack of direction and a lack of discipline. Like authoritative parents, permissive parents showlove and kindness to their child. Like authoritarian parents, permissive parents get extremely frustrated iftheir child is bad. They don’t really take initiative to make the child’s situation better.
Resources Regarding the Subject of Abuse
Many of these organizations describe how abuse can be physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual. Manipulation plays a very big part in abuse, wanting to control another person can potentially be dangerous. There are usually long-term patterns for this, but short term interactions can be abusive too. In the case of domestic violence, even a small physical attack with the intent to hurt or even simply manipulate the other person can definitely be labeled as abusive. All of these institutions mention how abuse can be seen in all social classes—through all races and religions, between both genders, and a very big range of age.
1. Women Helping Women
There is an office located in Hamilton County.
215 East Ninth St, 7th floor in Cincinnati, OH, 45202-6109
Phone number: 513/977.5541
24 Hour Crisis Line: 513/381.5610
This organization provides crisis intervention and services for people who are survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in Hamilton County, OH and Butler County, OH. Services they have: 24 Hour Crisis Line, hospital accompaniment, individual crisis intervention on a case by case basis, law enforcement advocacy, support groups, prevention programs regarding date rape and dating violence, community education, and training for professionals.
Cost: All of the direct services are confidential and free of cost. For survivors, resources like the 24 hour crisis line and hospital accompaniment are very useful. For those who choose to become advocates and volunteers, although free to participate, there is a mandatory forty hour volunteer training session and application found online at womenhelpingwomen.org.
2. Saint Aloysius – Partial Hospitalization and the After School Partial Hospitalization Program
This program provides a safe learning environment for kids between the ages of 5 and 15. Usually, these kids have behavioral and emotional difficulties—many of them experiencing neglect, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, or have seen abuse and conflicts in their families.
This program is really great, continuing to follow the Ohio Department of Mental Health Guidelines and Model of Care.
Who to Contact:
Denise Hill, Manager of the Program
4721 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45237
Phone number: 513/482.7064
Note: when trying to contact Miss Hill, the hours or operation are 8:00AM – 6:30PM.
This program is in conjunction with the Seton Family Center of Saint Aloysius in Wester Hills – which is a nonprofit organization in the Greater Cincinnati community that allows families to learn ways to strengthen their relationships, but also allow broken families to heal. There are no specific candidate requirements, it’s free to become a part of.
3. Citizens of Domestic Violence:
2000 N. Breiel Boulevard, Middletown, OH, 45042
Phone number: 513/423.0044
Fax number: 513/539.8289
The website for Citizens Against Domestic Violence is extremely helpful. The link is www.cadv-ohio.com/home/help. They provide very specific numbers for situations—for example, after noting 911 as the best number for immediate help, they provide the numbers for different hotlines, networks, and shelters—these include the Teen Dating Violence Hotline, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, the Domestic Violence Coalition of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Dove House Protective Shelter in Hamilton, among others.
They also provide other links that work as resources and perhaps curriculum. Some of these include a link to the Ohio Domestic Violence Organization, loveisrespect.org, thesafespace.org, among others.
This organization was founded by the parents of an eighteen year old girl who was murdered by and abusive ex-boyfriend. They sound out newsletters and hold events that facilitate education on the topic of domestic violence. They have educated nearly 100,000 teens and college students through their events, and presentations. They mainly serve as a resource that will lead to further links, offering no medical services, just educational and support.
4. FACE to FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project
This project is interesting. They offer services to those who have been affected by domestic violence, through works of their members. It’s for those who can’t afford to receive treatment for facial injuries—allowing a better self image to arise, regaining self esteem and healing scars.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery developed a partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The American Medical Association has endorsed the program as well.
The number is toll-free: 1.800.842.4546
There’s a way to search for physicians with the use of their search bar on aafprs.org.
When using the Cincinnati zipcode 45219, several results appear.
Alexander S. Donath, M.D., F.A.C.S.
7763 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236 USA
501 Windsor Park Dr. Centerville, OH 45459 UNITED STATES
501 Windsor Park Dr. Dayton, OH 45459
Jon Mendelsohn, MD
Mark K. Mandell-Brown, MD
10735 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45242-3215 UNITED STATES
Devinder S. Mangat, MD
8044 Montgomery Rd, Suite 230 Cincinnati, OH 45236-2919 UNITED STATES
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Inc also offers educational programs like the resources listed previously.
5. The Crossroads Center
This resource deals specifically with substance abuse.
311 Martin Luther King Drive East, Cincinnati, OH, 45219
Contact phone: 513/475.5313
When calling, there will be an initial screening. With this, the admission team can determine what treatment services a person should have to help them with recovery. Again, this can be for alcohol and drug assessment and treatment—outpatient and residential, but also for mental health assessment and treatment, felony and misdemeanor residential mental health, etc. They even have a twelve hour daycare from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM, providing before and after school programs.
For the drug and alcohol assessment specifically, there is an assessment that’s necessary. They will verify drug use history, employment history, family history, home environment, and other things that will allow them to note problems or illnesses and find adequate treatment. Assessments should be set up by scheduling an appointment, using the number I noted earlier, or also their online contact form—which is http://www.thecrossroadscenter.com/index.php/contact/. They also note that for emergencies, 911 should be called, or Deaconess PES, whose number is 513/584.8577.
What’s really great about this site is they compiled all of their information for programs and resources onto a database which enables users to pick what they need to find. For example, using the link http://www.thecrossroadscenter.com/index.php/programs/screening-form/, an individual can choose their age, gender, and services they’re looking for—some topics include drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, depression, anxiety, mood swings, pregnancy help, mental case management, residential and outpatient care, gender specific programs, etc. After submitting, resources specific to the topics a person chooses will appear.
Growing Older: Elderly Assistance – Institutions and Agencies
Tender Hearts at Home Senior Care – “Family Helping Families”
Ohio Residents Contact Info: 513/234.0805
Kentucky Residents Contact Info: 859/283.0805
It is a Home Senior Care—they provide non-medical, in-home care services to seniors. They also take care of those who are disabled and need help with their activities of daily living. The caregivers go through a process to make sure they are fit to take care of the elderly. They have nurses that provide assessments to the patients—and this service is free. Care plans are customized based on each patient’s specific needs. The caregivers from the organization have a big range of availability—from just a few hours per week to an entire day. They do home visits as well. The “activities of daily living” they help out with include things like mail sorting, reading assistance, medication reminders, escorted transportations to appointments or visiting family and friends. Other things they help with include grocery shopping, preparing and cooking meals, housekeeping duties and home organization, and even laundry. Along with all of that, they help the elderly and the disabled with personal care—this includes things like bathing, oral hygiene, incontinence care, walking/transferring help, assisting with emergency monitoring systems, and a lot of other ones. The numbers listed above can direct a client to the organization and how to get started, but the referral form link can be used as well - http://www.tenderheartsathomecare.com/referral-form. Again, the first assessment interview is free and the rest of the service fees are determined on a case-by-case basis. Note that they accept long-term care insurance, and that it will cover most home care expenses, up to the patient’s policy’s limits.
Amber Park – Assisted Living Facility
Location: 3801 E. Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45236
This is a senior living community. They help the elderly create their own plan—each being specific to what they need. The service fees are based on their needs, and like other places, will be on a case-by-case basis. They offer assistance with things like bathing, choosing clothes, dressing, and grooming or personal hygiene. Not only that, but they have programs and activities related to the hobbies and interests of the residents. They take care of the elderly, and some of them have Alzheimer’s and dementia—that’s why they have people working in their “memory care community” that make sure the residents are up-to-date on therapies and treatments. This organization also provides home health services. These include things like rehabilitation care, fitness care, education care, etc. As for more specific costs, the URL https://www.brookdale.com/resource/senior-living-assisted-living-costs/ is very useful for information about plans—including month to month living. Again, the phone number above can be used to contact the facility, but the URLhttps://www.brookdale.com/senior-living-solutions/start-conversation/ is very helpful addressing questions that should be discussed in a family about senior living.
Barrington of Oakley – Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Location: 4855 Babson Pl, Cincinnati, OH, 45227
This facility is similar to the one I mentioned above. This location, however, clearly states that the rate starts at $3700 per month. A lot of the residents at the facility are also coping with diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Just like the facility above, they offer assistance with things like bathing, choosing clothes, dressing, and grooming or personal hygiene. Not only that, but they have programs and activities related to the hobbies and interests of the residents. This specific location even shows floor plans—the URL that can be accessed at is http://www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/barrington-of-oakley/#floorplans. There is a link on their website, which I listed above, to request more information about certain programs or costs. A quick call would also help answer some questions an interested client may have.