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RFS Charitabel Foundation TACKLE Program









School Based Counseling Services | Toledo | RFS Behavioral Health

The RFS T.A.C.K.L.E. program helps children and adolescents succeed in and outside of school. The program builds relationships with schools and community resources, offers youth services and individualized educational plans to enhance well-being and address mental health barriers to learning.

T.A.C.K.L.E.’s goal is to build collaborative relationships with schools and community resources to address the mental health and school success of children and adolescents. It promotes development and implementation of effective programs to enhance well-being and reduce any mental health barriers to learning. Our services include:


  • Counseling/therapy - an alternative approach focusing on a student’s strengths and dealing directly with a student’s school issues. Our team includes trained mental health case managers, licensed social workers and therapists. 

  • Early intervention - action without delay when behavior is identified that could lead to a student dropping out, failing, or being suspended.

  • Real-time intervention - when an emergency situation occurs at school, the student’s therapist and case manager are on site to solve issues immediately.

  • Consultative support - consultation to parents, teachers, staff, administrators and parents who need advice or help in dealing with a student’s behavior.

  • Resource connection - connecting students with clinical services, extracurricular activities, and community resources could positively impact their well-being and promote personal adjustment and growth. 

  • Mental health and substance abuse assessments - are done at school or in the community within 24 hours by a licensed therapist. 

  • CPST/Case Management services

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - specially trained staff counsel students suffering from trauma.

  • Evidence-based bullying program - specially trained staff deal with bullying issues.

  • Solution-Focused Therapy - Rather than focusing on problems, SFT is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychological principles and practices, and helps clients change by constructing solutions.


How can the T.A.C.K.L.E. Program assist students?

  • We work collaboratively with teachers to assist with behaviors.

  • We coordinate with teachers to best empower students to succeed. 

  • We serve as a bridge between school and family and ensure information gets to where it needs to be.

  • We provide real-time intervention and focus on the 4 Rs: Reinforce, Redirect, Reset, and Return to class.

  • Keeps issues from affecting emotional, academic, and physical development.

  • Provides relief from symptoms earlier.

  • Can prevent long-term issues.

  • Improves academic performance and personal relationships with family and friends.



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