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Areas of Expertise

  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Internet and social media
  • Gender identity and socialization
  • Consent and upstander education
  • Bullying and harassment prevention
  • Sexual assault prevention
  • Race, diversity and inclusion
Student Assessments and Classroom Workshops

Student Assessments and Classroom Workshops

Our classroom workshops are not one size fits all; rather they focus on key skills that have been identified as the most critical for each grade of students. We determine these skills through our comprehensive student assessment, which consists of three parts: an anonymous student survey, interviews with faculty, and observations of students. The Hallways assessment process allows us to ensure that we are making the most of classroom time with students. It also enables us to provide the school with customized findings and recommendations for building social and emotional skills in their community.

Trainings & Capacity Building

Trainings & Capacity Building

Parent/Guardian Presentations

We offer presentations on multiple topics for parents in order to meet the specific needs and concerns of the school and parent community.  If we have conducted a student assessment, our parent/guardian presentations will review specific findings and offer concrete strategies for parents.  Other frequently addressed topics in our parent/guardian workshops include:

  • Understanding and preventing teen drug and alcohol use,
  • Helping your teen navigate social media and “hook up” culture
  • Talking with your teen about consent
  • Staying connected with your teen

We also offer parent presentations that focus on the specific needs of students attending single gender schools.

Faculty Trainings

A key part of creating a thriving school community is ensuring that faculty are equipped to understand and respond to student behavior and promote respect and wellness. To that end, we offer customized faculty trainings that are interactive and provide faculty with concrete skills to safely and respectfully intervene when witnessing or overhearing concerning behaviors.  Among the many topics that we focus on are:  

  • Addressing suspected or actual drug and alcohol use
  • Preventing sexual/gender harassment and bullying
  • Addressing gender bias in the classroom
  • Responding to microaggressions
  • Creating a safe and respectful classroom

Advisory / Health Teachers

Often, advisors are the front lines of social and emotional discussions within a school community. Hallways provides specialized trainings for these faculty members, ensuring that they have a framework to navigate challenging discussions, set appropriate boundaries, and provide students with up-to-date, skills-based lessons.

Consultation

Consultation

School Culture & Climate

As the most effective prevention efforts include a comprehensive community approach, Hallways offers our school partners an opportunity to develop a clear and sustainable plan for fostering a respectful school environment with thriving students. Hallways uses our prevention framework to determine specific recommendations for improving overall school climate and/or addressing the following areas:

  • Gender Bias and Harassment
  • Bullying and Violence Prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Race, Diversity and Inclusion

Policy

Hallways supports school administrators with revising and developing policies and practices to support the social-emotional health of students.  Our consultation services are tailored to meet the needs of each school community, and may include:

  • Reviewing policies related to substance use, and/or bullying and gender/sexual harassment
  • Providing information about best practices and recommendations for specific ways to make policies more effective
  • Developing a plan for staff training on implementation of policies

Advisory Programs

At Hallways, we know that developing a strategic, robust advisory program is a big undertaking – and we are here to support schools with each step of the process. Our advisory consultation services are tailored to the needs of each school community or grade and focus on providing students with critical skills and information. We provide  planning, support, consultation and ongoing training for advisory programs, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting schools with clarifying their goals, expectations, and structures for advisory program
  • Determining key focus areas for advisory programming
  • Providing trainings and ongoing support for advisors
  • Supporting schools in developing and/or revising advisory lessons and/or curriculum
  • Providing recommendations for connecting social and emotional learning to the larger school environment

Peer Leadership Programs

Research demonstrates that effective peer leadership programs can help to increase pro-social norms and behaviors within a school community. We offer support for schools to develop strategic and sustainable peer leadership programs. Our services include but are not limited to:  

  • Assisting schools with setting goals and determining needs for peer leader programs
  • Supporting the development of program practices and protocols
  • Assisting with the selection and/or development of peer leader training curricula
  • Providing training for peer leaders and peer leader advisors on critical topics, such as boundaries within the peer-mentee relationship, and responding to safety issues.
Stand-Alone Student Workshops

Stand-Alone Student Workshops

In addition to our comprehensive student assessment process, we offer stand-alone workshop series for students. These lessons focus on teaching students one to two key skills that have been shown to be strongly connected with avoiding risky behaviors and engaging in thriving behaviors. We recommend a total of three to five workshops, allowing time to introduce a skill and then practice it in low and high risk scenarios.  

We currently offer 10 different series of workshops for students on a range of topics including:

  • Decision making
  • Identity and Social Norms
  • Consent and Upstander Education
  • Anxiety and Perfectionism

Our catalog of workshops is constantly expanding. Please contact us to learn more.

Ongoing Support in Your School

Ongoing Support in Your School

As a way to provide schools with ongoing social and emotional health and prevention services, Hallways offers on-site Student Assistance Personnel (SAP).  The SAP is a Hallways staff member but works on-site in a partner school for one or more days a week – providing support, referrals, and prevention/social-emotional wellness programming. The specific responsibilities of each SAP are determined by the school and Hallways, but can include the following services:

  • Assessment, short-term interventions and/or referrals for individual students, as needed
  • Clinical support for students who are not engaged in school counseling services, by referral or self-selection
  • Development and facilitation of classroom workshops for students
  • Training and ongoing capacity building for faculty members
  • Informational sessions with families to share concrete prevention strategies
  • Collaboration on advisory, peer leadership, and school-wide wellness programs
  • Policy consultation regarding substance use, bullying and sexual/gender harassment and violence
Early Intervention & Incident Response

Early Intervention & Incident Response

Our early intervention services allow schools, families, and teens to identify and intervene when adolescents are engaging in high-risk behaviors or are putting themselves in problematic situations, especially with regards to alcohol or drug use, but also including choices around social media, sexual behavior, and peer relationships. We offer a range of services to meet the needs of adolescents, including:

  • Screenings and assessments
  • Short-term individual and group counseling
  • Referrals for more comprehensive assessments and/or treatment as needed

In addition, we provide schools with on-site consultation and counseling services after serious incidents have occurred.

Please contact us to find out more about any of our services. Thank You.