An affordable solution for school mental wellness
Every student should have access to qualified mental health support within their home school district. Improving mental health leads to stronger schools, improved educational outcomes, and lower costs for school districts.
Thrive Alliance Group has developed a unique and affordable solution to help schools improve student and staff mental health. The program helps your school to build a culture that accepts and prioritizes mental wellness. Our mental health training, coaching, and certification program leverages the resources you already have: your talented school staff.
Train your school staff to provide mental health support
Through our program, you can equip selected staff members (such as school psychologists, social workers, and teachers) with the skills and knowledge to provide a variety of mental health support services in your school.
Your trained staff members become effective mental health advocates who can counsel struggling students and staff members, give mental health awareness training to teachers, guide IEP development and evaluation, work with families, more effectively manage classroom behaviors, and much more.
Thrive’s clinical expertise combined with over a decade of experience providing mental health services in schools make us uniquely qualified to teach your staff how to improve outcomes for your students and staff.
Our mental health training, coaching, and certification program provides a blended learning model with the following components:
- A series of online mental health training modules covering topics like suicide risk assessment, trauma informed care, anxiety, depression, and school refusal.
- Weekly online mental health coaching consultations with a clinical expert for ongoing guidance and advice.
- Upon completion of the program, your staff receive the following mental health certification: Certified School Mental-Wellness Specialist™
The trauma informed training has been so beneficial in my practice as a school counselor. Learning more about the clinical aspects of certain diagnoses as well as strategies to better support our students has been immensely helpful in the work I do as a high school counselor. John has been wonderful and it’s been so nice to discuss cases with him and my team in a confidential, supportive setting!
High School Counselor
Online mental health training and certification
Thrive’s mental health training and certification program teaches your school staff to help students manage mental health issues that interfere with learning.
The training consists of a series of online modules and assessments developed by clinical and educational experts, including:
- Mental Health Intervention in the School Setting
- Record Keeping and Data Collection
- Assessment of Risk: Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
- Crisis Intervention
- Understanding Trauma Informed Care
- Intervention for Self-Harm / Self-Injury
- Intervention for School Refusal
- Understanding Integration of Mental Health Goals Into the IEP
- Introduction to Transference-Focused Psychotherapy – Extended
- Understanding and Responding to Behavioral Issues
- Working Through Teacher (Adult) Student Conflict
- Group and Family Techniques
“This program was beneficial in connecting me with colleagues who work in the same capacity as me. Our coach John, is second to none, as he was phenomenal in leading our group by creating meaningful dialogue, being supportive, honest, and knowledgeable. Each week he brought positive energy to the group and made it easy to be open and honest in our sharing.
6th Grade School Counselor
Online mental health coaching with clinical experts
Thrive’s program also provides weekly therapeutic mental health coaching sessions with a clinical expert for ongoing guidance and advice.
With mental health coaching, your staff members are never left without an expert resource to turn to for advice and answers to their questions, even after they have completed the training modules and earned their mental health certification.
Thrive Alliance group is constantly evolving and changing to meet current district needs. As a result, new modules will be available every year to continue to educate staff members on trending topics.
I honestly have enjoyed the entire course! Chris is the absolute best. He is so knowledgeable in every area and has really helped me navigate some of the more difficult scenarios I have encountered this year. I would highly recommend this course to others.
Every member of the school community benefits from mental health support
Students get the help they need to succeed in school and secure their future.
Parents get qualified support for their children from district staff they already know.
Child study team members gain the skills and the confidence to effectively help their students who are struggling with mental health issues, and the job satisfaction that comes from making a real difference in their lives.
Teachers gain access to qualified in-school mental health counselors available to assist them with students and issues in their classrooms.
Administrators know they are doing everything they can to prevent school tragedies and provide universal support to build academic achievement.
School districts see improved academic performance, increased attendance, and reduced disciplinary incidents. And they can reduce the heavy cost of paying for out-of-district placements for many students with behavioral and mental health issues.
What our school partners say about our mental health coaching & training
Working with John Reilly has been a pleasure. His guidance and expertise has further assisted in the growth of my skills and thought process. John does a good job encouraging open and honest dialogue all while validating you along the way.
Eric Salvador, School Social Worker, Dunellen School District