The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District has partnered with REALiving and Group Health Cooperative to offer a Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) to help students, parents/caregivers. and their families to be their very BEST both at school and at home!
This program, offered at no cost to you, will provide up to 4 counseling sessions AND EITHER 4 parent coaching sessions OR 4 youth coaching sessions to each family in the school district.
Counseling services are designed to be short-term, solution-focused, and are provided by an affiliate network of mental health agencies in our community.
Some of the topics this program can help you with include:
Parent coaching is an additional support for families interested in implementing positive changes in their home. Parent coaches provide tools, ideas, and support; they are not providing therapy. This service provides parents/caregivers with hands-on strategies for improving their child’s behavior and is customized to each family.
Some of the topics include:
Youth coaching provides individualized services to help youth build healthy relationships and discover their potential. Youth Coaches engage in social and emotional learning methods that promote healthy relationships and coping skills to enhance youth wellbeing. Youth who participate in Youth Coaching services will have opportunities to improve their communication skills, character strengths, problem-solving skills, resiliency, life balance, and health and wellness.
The youth coaching core values include: see and hear the youth without judgment, validate youth’s feelings without judgment, guide and support youth on strengths and life experiences, teach youth: communication skills, character strengths, problem-solving, strength-based language, resiliency practices, life balance, health, and wellness
Some of the topics include:
All services are confidential and free. Students and/or parents may contact the REALiving Call Center to seek authorization or ask questions about these services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week! School administrators, teachers, social workers, therapists and/or counselors may also recommend this support to students, parents, and their families.
“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 :)”
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.
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.
“I liked how they gave me strategies and not just one but many so I could choose what I liked and didn’t like!”
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.
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!