Here at the KAW Foundation, we are deeply committed to supporting the well-being of students in New Jersey schools. Our dedication stems from believing every child deserves access to resources that foster their mental, emotional, and physical health. We collaborate with various organizations to provide comprehensive services such as counseling, yoga, art therapy, and pet therapy. These programs create a nurturing environment that encourages young learners' personal growth, resilience, and happiness. Our goal is to empower educators, parents, and counselors to join us in this mission, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive.
services we can help support and bring to schools
In-depth individual or group sessions addressing specific issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. These sessions, led by experienced licensed and board-certified counselors, can provide coping strategies, emotional support, and therapeutic interventions tailored to students' needs.
Interactive presentations that cover managing stress, understanding and coping with anxiety, and developing resilience. Instruction for students to learn how to support their peers who may be struggling with mental health. These sessions can be tailored to different age groups and provide practical tools for mental wellness. Go to the Our Impact page to learn more about the interactive presentations.
Teacher Training Programs
Comprehensive training for teachers and school staff to better understand mental health issues, recognize signs of distress in students, and integrate wellness practices into their teaching methods.
Sessions where students interact with animals to help lower stress and anxiety levels. These activities can foster a nurturing environment and provide emotional comfort to students.
Creative arts programs where students express themselves through painting, drawing, or sculpting. This form of therapy can aid in emotional expression, self-discovery, and stress relief.
This therapy leverages the transformative power of music, allowing students to engage in activities like playing instruments, singing, or listening to music. It's an effective tool for emotional expression, improving communication skills, and fostering social interaction.
Through Active Minds, a mental health based organization, the KAW Foundation will assist a school in the implementation of a mental health chapter.
Regularly scheduled yoga sessions designed to enhance physical health and mental well-being. These classes can focus on mindfulness, stress relief, and building a sense of community among students. Trauma-informed instructors also lead these sessions.
Each service contributes to a holistic approach to student well-being, addressing emotional, mental, and physical health in a school setting. For more information, you can visit our partner's websites: