The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District has partnered with REALiving, a local provider, to offer a Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) to help students achieve their very BEST at school! This program will provide up to 4 FREE counseling sessions to each family in the school district. REALiving can be reached at 855-838-7170 to set up the 4 free sessions.


The Student and Family Assistance Program offers peace of mind to students and their families. You don’t have to handle everything on your own-we can help! Some of the topics these 4 free sessions can help you with may include:


  • Academic Struggles
  • Discipline Issues
  • Household stressors
  • Stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Grief
  • Marital issues
  • Divorce
  • Relationship troubles
  • Bullying
  • Eating Disorders
  • Unplanned pregnancy

Counseling services, which are confidential, are designed to be short-term, solution-focused, and are provided by an affiliate network of mental health agencies in our community. Students and/or parents may contact REALiving at 855-838-7170 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 and their families.

HOW DO I GET STARTED: Please call REALiving at 855-838-7170 OR contact our Mental Health Navigator for assistance in setting up the 4 free sessions.






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
We have more kids than ever receiving care and it is largely because of your work with families and your follow-through! I really appreciate having the Mental Health Navigator position because so many more of our students are receiving therapy.
CFAUSD Elementary School Counselor
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 would go to the doctor for a rash, this is just another part of your body that needs to be taken care of.
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.
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