Administrative Guidelines for Student Suicide:

Administrative Guidelines for Student Suicide


Suicide safe home


Staff Member Referral Form:

Staff Member Referral Form


Cardinal Care Common Questions and Answers

Cardinal Care Common Questions and Answers Google Doc


Mental Health and Wellness Resource Map (Updated: 2020-2021)

CFAUSD Mental Health and Wellness Resource Map



Student and Family Assistance Program Flyer

Cardinal Care Mental Health Supports Flyer


Links to The Resilient Cardinal newsletter:

January 2023 Resilient Cardinal

December 2022 Resilient Cardinal

November 2022 Resilient Cardinal

October 2022 Resilient Cardinal

September 2022 Resilient Cardinal

May 2022 Resilient Cardinal

April 2022 Resilient Cardinal

March 2022 Resilient Cardinal

February 2022 Resilient Cardinal

January 2022 Resilient Cardinal

December 2021 Resilient Cardinal

November 2021 Resilient Cardinal

October 2021 Resilient Cardinal

September 2021 Resilient Cardinal


AWARE Grant Updates:

Chippewa Falls AWARE Year 3 Annual Report

Chippewa Falls Year 3 – Quarter 1 Infographic

AWARE grant year 2 Annual Report

AWARE grant Year 2: Snapshot of Accomplishments

AWARE grant Year 2 – Mid Year Report

AWARE grant Year 2: Quarter 2 Report (October 1, 2020-December 31, 2020)

AWARE Year 2 Quarter 1 Report (July 1, 2020-September 30, 2020)

AWARE Year 1 Annual Evaluation Report

AWARE Year 1 summary report


DCLT Action Plan:

DCLT Action Plan 2022-2023


DCLT Agendas:

October 2022


Chippewa Falls YRBS Mental Health Scorecard:

2019 Chippewa Falls YRBS Mental Health Scorecard


EAP Information:

To schedule an appointment with the Employee Achievement Program (EAP):

*Call 1-877-256-9302.


Counseling services are available to employees and their immediate family members.

To see a list of affiliate counseling agencies, CLICK HERE. Once you have the agency and location you prefer, call the 24/7 Call Center at 1.877.256.9302 for an authorization number. You will then call the agency you picked to schedule your appointment(s).


Professional Coaching

REALiving offers professional coaching services to help you be the best in all aspects of your life. These services are provided in person, via telephone, or via video. REALiving coaches can assist you in skill exploration, building strengths, and other skill development to enhance your work performance. Click here to learn about each one of the REALiving coaches available.


To access other information or REALiving materials visit:



Password: cfausd_employee


Other Supports Available:

Professional Coaches available within district

Jamie Ganske : x3007

Amy Erickson: x2463


What is a Professional Coach?

As a professional striving to be your BEST, you may seek someone at times to help you achieve a goal or improve your performance. A coach is there to help with professional development in areas such as organizational skills, leadership development, communication skills, and work/life balance. Important questions to ask yourself as you start the coaching process are: “What do I want to get out of this? What abilities and skill sets do I want to discover and master? How do I want to show up differently so I am my BEST?

A BESTology Professional Coach can also help you navigate setting up EAP resources.



Any staff member can call 855-838-7170 at any time for consultation. This means you can call and ask for support if you are seeing a student with high behaviors or if you see a trend in your classroom. REALiving can help give you some ideas of what to do.


Wellness Resources

If you are feeling overwhelmed or distressed over COVID-19, you can call a distress line at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Text HOPELINE to 741741

Northwest Connections Crisis Line 1-888-552-6642

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic 715-839-8477

Open Door Clinic 715-720-1443

Wellness Shack 715-855-7705

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital Outpatient 715-717-5899

L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center 1-800-680-4578 or 715-723-5585

HSHS Sacred Heart The Healing Place 715-717-6028 *Not currently available*

Marshfield Behavioral Health 715-858-4850

Mayo Health System Outpatient 715-838-5369

Chippewa Cty Mental Health and Recovery Services 715-726-7788



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.
Cardinal Care takes the frustration out of making the initial connection with a mental health therapist and allows for services to occur in both the office setting or, if appropriate, the school setting.
SBMH Mental Health Therapist
You would go to the doctor for a rash, this is just another part of your body that needs to be taken care of.
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!
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
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