Connections Newsletter for Fall 2013 Is Available for Download

Attached is the Fall 2103 edition of Central Clinic Connections. We wanted this issue to concentrate on reasons and ways to donate to Central Clinic programs.

There is much to be thankful for when we read about what is happening at Central Clinic:

We invite the readers to give this holiday season, because their gift could change a life; and the children we serve give the readers a big “Thank You.”

Dr. Smitson explains our Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavior Treatment; AIW has received national recognition for this program.

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Connections Newsletter Summer 2013 Is Available For Download!!


From Our Director: Dr. Smitson encourages us to live healthier.

Do you know about our new program Keys To Health for adults? The goal is to identify high users of emergency room services, connect them to needed community services, and improve their overall health and health care.

“United Way Funds New Collaborative” explains our new program for Young Children who have experienced trauma and simultaneously need treatment for mental health, occupational therapy, and even speech therapy.

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Spring 2013 Edition of the Central Clinic Connections Newsletter Is Out!!

The Spring edition of Central Clinic Connections Newsletter is now online!!

In it, we are celebrating the fact that the Clinic is now 90 years old. That’s right! Central Clinic has had 90 years of continuous service. The message “From the Director “gives an overview of those years.

We are having a luncheon to celebrate that we have been “Building Stronger Families for 90 Years.” Page 2 gives you all the information about the celebration.

Do you know how many sites Central Clinic now has? The article “Central Clinic has Grown in 90 Years” gives a run-down of all of our locations. You might be surprised how big we are.

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The Fall 2012 Edition of Central Clinic Connections Newsletter Is Online!!

The Fall 2012 edition of Central Clinic Connections newsletter is now available.

Here are some articles I am sure you will enjoy reading.

The feature article informs you of Bold Goals in our Child Division.

Did you know Dr. Smitson just published a book? You can read all about it!

There are lots of holiday outreaches.

Central Clinic has a new facility.

We have received a new grant; Dr. Piombo was chosen for a leadership program; Kate Merrilees retired as YCI Director; we have a new Development Director.

Central Clinic/MHAP’s “Mental Health Works” thanks you!


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Please click here to download the Fall 2012 Connections Newsletter!!

Dr. Maria Piombo Receive SAMHSA-HRSA Grant!

Central Clinic is pleased to announce that Maria Piombo, EdD, PCC-S, the Clinical Director of the Child and Family Treatment Center, has been chosen to participate in the Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program through the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. Dr. Piombo’s grant focuses on addressing barriers to mental health services for Latino children and their families in Cincinnati. Please read the attached link for more information on this vital SAMHSA initiative.

You can view the full announcement in PDF format here.


For the second year in a row, Central Clinic was named as one of the top work places in Cincinnati. This year Central Clinic ranked 12th among the medium-sized companies in Cincinnati. The companies included in The Enquirer’s 75 Top Work Places were selected based on an exhaustive survey of employees measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation and trainin, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The rankings and overall results were showcased in the Top Work Places special section, published in The enquirer on June 17, 2012.

Central Clinic was founded by United Way (then Community Chest) and is the oldest community mental health agency west of the Alleghenies. Dr. Raymond Walter, then president of the University of Cincinnati, worked out a plan to move the clinic to the UC medical Campus to provide training and community-wide services. Today, our programs impact 12,000 to 15,000 people a year.

Congratulations to the entire Central Clinic staff for this outstanding accomplishment.

For our link on the Top Workplaces website, please click here.