Mending Matters give students the opportunity to speak openly about their experiences in a confidential and safe environment. We emphasize meeting students where they are, both physically and mentally, and afford sufficient flexibility to adapt to the unique needs of the participants.
Our Master’s-level therapists implement therapeutic models utilizing trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches proven to be effective when working with youth in a school setting. We take into careful consideration each student’s background, including; gender, language, cultural differences, past trauma, personal experiences and beliefs.
Therapists meet with students one-on-one to work on specific goals and to help them build confidence in their ability to cope with life’s challenges.
We provide case management and resource coordination to students and families so they can access essential needs such as food, housing, or healthcare. With our knowledge of various supports, we can ease the process of seeking help by offering relevant, up-to-date information.
An immediate intervention for students coping with a distressing event or who present with safety concerns. Our therapists are specially trained in suicide prevention and other counseling techniques that reduce emotional stress in crisis situations.
Students can meet with a therapist for brief therapy during a transitional period or if they are awaiting services from an external provider.
We provide students with a therapeutic environment in each Mending Matters office, where they can practice coping skills independently in order to return to class ready to learn. Students have the option to check-in with the therapist or to self-regulate in a cozy, living room-like space.
Groups are tailored to the needs of students, with a focus on helping them process their concerns, questions, and attitudes in a productive manner in order to promote positive communication, healthy relationships and character development.
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