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School wellbeing: The Chicago Growth Mindset approach...

At CGM, our school-based mental health services adopt a holistic, strength-based approach, embracing the well-being of the whole child, the school, the families, and the community.     
     We believe in the power of collective support and resources to provide a strong foundation for growth and learning. 
     We are committed to serving under-resourced communities with specialized services for early childhood, elementary, high school, and afterschool youth program settings.

By implementing evidence-based strategies, we aim to enhance the school’s social-emotional well-being and the overall impact of your mission.

     CGM leverages an individual’s expertise to drive positive change and resilience in academic settings. Our services aim to enhance student and family wellness, reduce staff burnout, and improve work satisfaction.     
     By adopting a trauma-informed, intergenerational approach centered on equity and inclusion, we aim to boost school performance and cultivate a positive culture and climate.

Our Multi-Tiered Support

At CGM, we believe in a community-focused healthcare model. Our wellness strategies are all-encompassing and grounded in the belief that everyone deserves access to health resources.
     This tiered approach allows us to pinpoint issues and develop alternative solutions.
     Through this method, we can tailor our services and strategies to improve outcomes for specific groups, all while promoting overall school and community health.

Our services for

schools

Chicago Growth Mindset is proud to offer the following three-tier options for schools.

Option 1 - Parent Engagement

At CGM, our core ethos is building meaningful connections with parents, viewing relationships as the foundation of our work. Our focus utilizes evidence-based coping strategies to enhance caregivers’ resilience and adaptive coping skills to support their children’s learning and mental well-being. Our approach combines a strengths-based perspective with a focus on racial equity and an intergenerational model empowering self-advocacy and self-sustainability. We offer tailored support as needed. Services can include the following:

UNIVERSAL SUPPORT

TARGETED SUPPORT

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

Option 2 - Student Success

At CGM, we integrate evidence-based strategies tailored to students’ cultural and linguistic needs to bolster academic achievement, socio-emotional development, and overall welfare. Our interventions are specifically crafted to support students with difficulties accessing community resources and equitable services. Our consultants possess vast expertise in supporting and healing youth who have experienced complex trauma. We deliver individualized treatment plans and mental health assessments to measure our overall impact, outcomes, and effectiveness. We offer tailored support as needed. Services can include:

UNIVERSAL SUPPORT

TARGETED SUPPORT

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

Option 3 - Staff Wellness/ Professional Development

At CGM, we adopt a collaborative strength-based strategy when engaging with educators and administrators. We collaborate with all school staff to establish “buy-in” and a mental wellness foundation that increases their adaptive coping strategies and social-emotional learning skills. These capabilities are essential for nurturing the growth and success of students. Our approach aims to create a supportive classroom and school environment with a positive disciplinary approach, fostering genuine family and community connections. We offer tailored support as needed. Services can include:

UNIVERSAL SUPPORT

TARGETED SUPPORT

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

Chicago Growth Mindset child and adolescent therapy

Child and adolescent therapy

We have a gentle, yet goal-oriented approach to our work and we are considered thought leaders in the field of Child and adolescent mental health. We work to help your child become aware of the inner world of emotions and thoughts that often underlie symptoms. We utilize techniques and help build the skills that can help children and teens have academic success, and emotional fulfilment, striving to help them achieve their personal goals. Our therapists are engaging and approachable, so children and teens feel comfortable participating in an authentic therapeutic relationship.

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