Mental Health Resources
Virtual/on-site licensed mental health therapists from The Caring Tree are accessible at Riverview Elementary School. Services are billed through the family's insurance, but don't let cost prevent care; financial help is available.
To learn more about the therapists, click on their bio:
Michaela Gilles, The Caring Tree
To make a referral, please contact Social Worker Shelly Smith-Payant
If your child has been referred, please complete this paperwork:
Good mental health is a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, & behaviors. These signs may indicate that mental health therapy is right for your child:
- Low motivation
- Sudden changes in behavior/dress/friendships, eating and sleeping habits
- Anger, irritability, outbursts or irrational behavior that is out of character
- Sudden drop in grades
- Evidence of self-harm or suicidal comments
- Sadness that does not seem to go away
- High level of fear/worry/anxiety that go beyond what is typical for their developmental age
- Increased negative behaviors
- Poor hygiene
- Chronic peer/social issues
- Vomiting unrelated to illness
- Difficulty with concentration & attention, problems with short-term memory
The Marathon County School-Based Counseling Consortium comprises of nonprofit and
for-profit mental health clinics, public school districts, and community organizations. Consortium counseling agencies are able to provide on-site mental health counseling to students in all Marathon County public schools.
If you would like to refer your child for school-based counseling or would like more information, please complete the form to the left and a representative from your child's school will contact you.
The purpose of implementing Positive Behavior Interventions & Support at Riverview School is to create a respectful environment for all, teach, and reinforce social skills that will transfer to daily life, create school wide behavioral expectations so all students learn, use data to guide our decision-making, and recognize that families are important members of our school community.
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) is a framework supported by the Wisconsin Department of Education and the Wausau School District to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning. Riverview School is proud to be a part of this exciting initiative.
Note: Each classroom has an updated PBIS Matrix that includes COVID-19 Safety Protocols