- About Us
Triumph is a collaborative student mental health program between Family Services and the Kimberly, Kaukauna, and Little Chute school districts. The program is designed for students who are struggling with their mental health and academics, as well as students returning to school from a higher level of care. This includes students who have recently been released from a Day Treatment program or a hospital setting and who need a slow transition back to the school setting.
At Triumph, we create an environment where students can thrive. Our trauma-informed approach creates a safe place for students to work on their mental and emotional well being. Our staff are specially trained in student mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and school avoidance. Our goal is to help these students reach their full potential by integrating mental health care and education in an environment of flexibility, compassion and communication.
Triumph services are provided at our standalone facility in the Kimberly School District.
Triumph has two therapists on staff who specialize in student mental health. Our therapists provide:
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our therapists utilize techniques and/or strategies to best serve the students’ needs. These may include:
- Cognitive Behavior
- Explores how a student’s thoughts, feelings, and actions are all connected.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Mindfullness and developing skills to regulate emotions.
Triumph students receive case management services to support them and set them up for success as they transition back to school full time. A teacher from the school districts also supports students during the day in various academic areas so that the student can progress and earn credits toward meeting their graduation date.
Students can be enrolled in Triumph either half days or full days for 12 weeks on average.
The Triumph Program is open to students (grades 9-12) from the Kimberly, Kaukauna and Little Chute school districts who have various levels of mental health needs.
Students who are struggling with their mental health and academics can be referred by their school counselor or selected school administrators. Each student must participate in a clinical screening to determine if Triumph could help them.
Triumph is able to help 20 students at any given time.
Triumph is funded through a grant from the Basic Needs Partnership fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners as well as revenue from private or state insurance.
Family Services will bill for individual and family therapy sessions. These sessions occur on a one- to two-time weekly basis, based on the needs of the student. Family Services will also bill group therapy once a week.
We all need something like Triumph when we think we don’t have anyone.”
When I started I was depressed, suicidal, anxious, and I was struggling daily. Triumph helped me be where I am today. Today I am strong, happy and resilient.”
I didn’t think I would, but this school saved me.”
That’s what I’ve been trying to get over my whole life.”
What does the transition back to school look like, after a student completes the program?
A student’s transition back to the high school will be determined on a student-by-student basis. Some factors that may influence the transition back to school may include: improvement coping with stressors, reports of decreased symptoms of their diagnosis, progress towards treatment goals, report of improvement of success in the home, etc.
Another factor may include peer relationships and the student’s ability to interact with others in a school setting. A Family Services therapist will setup a meeting with the family, Triumph staff, and representative from the school district to discuss what each student’s specific transition plan will look like.
Weekly updates regarding student progress both academically and in therapy will be provided to the key contact person. Additionally, the key contact person for each student will be notified in advance when a potential discharge date is approaching so that we can begin to work together regarding a successful transition for each student
I was told there is group therapy at Triumph. What are the groups like?
Group therapy occurs 1 to 2x daily.
Some topics covered include: Coping skills, feelings management, healthy relationships, addressing stressors at home, life skills, psycho-educational and social skills.
Groups are flexible to meet the individual and group needs of the students who are participating.
How does transportation to Triumph work?
Transportation will look different for each student. The home school district for each student will work closely with the Triumph staff and individual student in order to determine the best transportation route for each student.
Potential routes of transportation for students may include: district provided transportation, parent drop off, student driver, bus, medical transport, kids cab, etc.
Depending on the student’s immediate needs, mid-day transportation is an option for most students who will attend the Triumph program. If a student presents a situation where they are going to attend Triumph with an individualized schedule, the Triumph classroom teacher, the home school district, and the family of that student will discuss transportation options for that student.
The Counseling Clinic
In need of outpatient counseling? Family Services’ Menasha Counseling Clinic is home to a number of professional, licensed therapists who specialize in working with children and adolescents.