Mental Health & Wellness
Randolph Township Schools partners with the Thrive Alliance, an organization that provides custom school-based mental health services that address the particular needs of each student. Our schools benefit from Thrive's comprehensive services, which include on-site clinical counselors, staff training, certification and coaching, expert supervision, collaborative case reviews, SEL programs, and professional development for school communities.
For students with emotional and psychological issues, school can be stressful. Through Thrive mental health programs, Randolph helps students overcome their barriers to learning and reach their academic potential. Students learn to cope with depression, anxiety, school phobia, and suicidal thoughts.
Thrive Alliance has created an online repository for mental health resources which include a series of webinars that will help families navigate various topics. Families are encouraged to visit Thrive's Resource Archive for helpful information and tips that will assist your child or family.
New Jersey Comprehensive School-Based Mental Health Resource Guide
Recognizing the widespread and increasing mental health needs of school communities, Governor Murphy called upon the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to lead a statewide youth mental health working group to develop resources, including best practices for school and mental health provider connections to support student needs. The result of those efforts is this extensive Comprehensive School-Based Mental Health Resource Guide, which has provided our learning community with a roadmap to assist staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating mental health supports and services in our schools.
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and Randolph Township Schools recognize that healthy students are better learners and that many factors can impact a student’s academic attainment and overall health. The NJDOE and our schools support wellness policies and practices that address the physical, social, and emotional needs of students. The Office of Student Support Services recently revised, reorganized, and updated a set of resources related to mental health that can be found on the NJDOE’s Student Wellness webpage.