This program allows the community clinicians to come into our school buildings in order to co-facilitate small groups, offer staff members consultation, offer staff professional development, and more. An Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) blends our school behavior system (PBIS) with a mental health system of support to improve educational outcomes for all students. There is an emphasis on prevention, early identification, and intervention of the social, emotional, and behavior needs of the students. Family and community partner involvement is critical to this framework. This is the link between education and mental health systems and staff.


Resources Available with our Interconnected Systems Framework:

  • 1 co-facilitated group (8 hrs total) per semester for each school
  •  Staff Professional Development
  • 1 booth at each Parent/Teacher Conference or Open House
  •  Attendance at 4 School Counselor Meetings (Elementary, MS, HS)
  •  DCLT meetings
  •  Consultation Time for any staff member


Examples of STAFF professional development may include but are not limited to:

  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga
  • Self Care
  • Common Mental Health Issues in Schools
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Understanding Suicide and Self Harm in Youth
  • Understanding and Supporting Trauma in Schools
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Population in Schools
  • Classroom Strategies to Support Self-Regulation
  • Accentuating YOU (On Behalf of Your Team)
  • Be YOUR Own Champion
  • Being a BEST-ie – How to be Your BEST Colleague in the Workplace
  • BEST-ie 2.0
  • BESTologyTM
  • Blue Ribbon Customer Service
  • Budgeting to be Your BEST
  • Change Champions: Leading People Through Change
  • Communicate Like a Champion
  • Dancing With Stress
  • EQ- Another Piece of the Puzzle
  • Fitness in a Busy World: Fitting in Fitness
  • Fitting in Self-Care
  • Generational Leadership
  • Getting REAL with Your Goals
  • Handling Difficult Conversations Like a Champion
  • How to be Positive in a Sometimes Not Very Positive World
  • Leading in a Crisis
  • Mindful (or Mind full)
  • Play Nice!
  • The Confidence to Achieve
  • The Speed of Light
  • Time and Organizational Potluck
  • Verbal Judo
  • What’s for Lunch
  • What’s in your Backpack?
  • Your BEST Meeting Facilitation Skills
  • Your Energy Story
  • Your Personal Brand-Your Real BEST You
  • Your Superpower-Resilience

***Click HERE to read a brief description about any of the professional development opportunities offered by REALiving


Co-facilitated groups available for STUDENTS:

  • AODA
  • Equine Therapy
  • Internalizers
  • Self-Regulation
  • Art Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Resilience
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Social Skills
  • Self Care
  • DBT Skills (dialectical behavior therapy)
  • Transition skills
  • Self-concept


“The group was very good, and it calmed me down a lot. When you feeling stressed this class is a time to just relax and think about everything and it soothes your mind.”   “I liked that every time I needed to relax or talk about something I would not get judged that place was a free spot.”   “Being in the relax group really helped me become calm, and know what to do in times when I’m overwhelmed. The Relax Group also helped me focus on everyday tasks, and the group gave some incredibly good advice :)”
Student feedback about a Relax Group
As a therapist, having the School Based Mental Health available for students is very important in many aspects. School is an area where children spend a great amount of their time and the schools are able to work with the therapists to help in any areas that they may be struggling in.  The schools have all been very open with working with me as a therapist and the children are able to still get services that are needed for either home or school issues without having to miss more time at school since the therapy is able to be done right at the school settings.  Being able to provide this service for families is a great asset for everyone involved.
School Based Mental Health Therapist
You made this process super easy and helped me every step of the way to ensure that my student is set up for success. In following up with me and making sure we were taken care of shows that you care about the students and their wellbeing. Thank you so much for making this as easy as it was, I truly appreciate everything!
“I liked how they gave me strategies and not just one but many so I could choose what I liked and didn’t like!”
CFAUSD Student
School-based mental health services allow a child to receive much needed services regularly without the inconvenience of scheduling around after school activities or parents having to take time off work.
SBMH Mental Health Therapist
As a parent having the School Based Mental Health available has been very helpful with my child.  The process has gone smoothly from the initial contact to being able to choose a therapist that may work best with my child to the therapist working directly with my child.  This is also helpful that they are able to come directly to my child at the school so that they are missing less school and I as a parent need to miss less work as well.  Overall the whole experience has been a positive one for both myself and my child.