“The VIP program was a great success and Dr. Russo and I were completely satisfied with the work and passion of the Positive Influence team.  The children were fully engaged and most importantly, the children used the group as a place they could discuss their frustrations and reasons for their actions.  Often times Stan gave us insight of many issues the children were dealing with, which in turn, helped us better deal with and understand their behavior issues.  I was able to share the weekly updates with the teachers and help them see their students in a new light outside of their classrooms.  All around, teachers, principals and I saw the program as a great support to the school!”

– Latricia Jones, Resource Coordinator, Winton Hills Academy

“I have enjoyed partnering with Stan for the past 5 years.  His engagement with youth is refreshing and unique.  Youth feel cared for and connected while in groups.  Their programing is thoughtful and brings a real life context to treatment and growth.  PIT has been a wonderful addition to our services to youth in the juvenile justice system and we look forward to working together with them in finding new ways of reaching youth and families in need.” 

– Nathan Lynch MSW LISW-S, Director of Community Juvenile Justice Services, Lighthouse Youth Services

Clients We Serve:

U.S Southern District of Ohio Federal Probation Office

  • Federal Probation Mentoring/Re-entry Program in
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Columbus, Ohio
  • Federal Probation Cognitive Behavior Treatment (CBT) in
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Dayton, Ohio

Lighthouse Youth Services of Cincinnati Ohio

  • Community Juvenile Justice Program
  • Alternative Placement – Intensive programming and services for youth who are being considered for out-of-home placement in a juvenile justice residential facility.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court – Violence Prevention and Safety Awareness Initiative

  • L.I.V.E. Program – PIT provides children with an action plan in the event they find themselves in contact with illegal guns.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center & Cincinnati Community Oriented Trauma System (C-COTS)

  • People of Color Wellness Alliance (POCWA) Information Center and Programs Addressing Childhood Trauma Through Collective Impact with Cincinnati Community Oriented Trauma System (C-COTS)

Cincinnati Public Schools

  • Winton Hills Academy
  • Rothenberg Preparatory Academy
  • Carson Elementary School
  • Bond Hill Academy Elementary School

Hamilton County Community Action Agency

  • Youthbuild Program
  • Blueprint for Success               

Consulting and Training Engagements

  • September 2020 – U.S. Probation Pretrial Services Western District of Michigan Annual Meeting (virtual training)
  • September 2019 – U.S. Probation Pretrial Services Western District of Grand Rapids, Michigan Annual Training
  • September 2019 – U.S. Probation Pretrial Services of the Northern District of Cleveland, Ohio Annual Meeting
  • August 2019 – Sixth and Seventh Circuit Conference of U.S. Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • November 2018 – Wilmington, Ohio Annual SW District Training
  • November 2015 – Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) National Training System in Cincinnati, Ohio (developed by COPES)