Frequently Asked Questions
What is Effective School Solutions (ESS)?
Effective School Solutions (ESS) provides comprehensive therapeutic interventions for students with emotional and behavioral needs. Our mental health programs for schools can include a combination of weekly individual therapy, group therapy and family work.
Why do districts partner with ESS?
How do ESS services differ from what districts offer?
The goal of ESS programming is to complement the great work a district is already doing, typically providing a higher level of mental health care for students most in need. To do this, ESS brings together clinical staff, proven programming, sound oversight, and a mature system of quality and risk management to meet the needs of students with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. Our program includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and support groups, as well as proven protocols, and evidenced-based approaches.
What benefits do existing teachers and clinical staff receive from ESS?
ESS provides clinical programs, professional learning, and consulting services to help districts introduce mental health solutions and build a mental health continuum of clinical care that supports the needs of students.
ESS offers over 30 professional development workshops. We also distribute Insights, a monthly newsletter. Each issue highlights an important mental health topic and provides practical applications of the findings for the classroom and school environment. Our objective is to equip educators with an expanded toolkit to identify the signs of mental health challenges with students and to de-escalate challenging behaviors in the classroom.
Is ESS only for classified students?
Does ESS offer teacher training?
Yes! An important component of the ESS program is professional learning and mental health training for teachers. Information will be distributed once the sessions for districts have been scheduled. In addition, ESS offers free professional learning webinars every month. MindBeat®, a weekly ESS newsletter, will include registration links for the current month’s webinars.
How is the program incorporated into a student’s schedule?
When does family therapy take place?
How will I know how the student is improving? Will you be providing reports on a regular basis?
Your ESS clinician will be in contact with the district and parents/caregivers on a regular basis providing updates regarding the student’s emotional health, grades, attendance, and discipline. ESS staff work both collectively and collaboratively with all academic and administrative staff who are involved with the student.