Clayful works with families to provide kids with care.
Check out frequently asked questions below.
Coaching is a place for students to practice communication, see situations from multiple points of view and prepare for meaningful conversations with others. Families often share how much better their relationship is with their child after coaching has begun.
In order to provide a safe and judgment-free space for kids, Clayful is a confidential space. Keeping coaching sessions confidential builds trust in the coaching process and invites students to experiment with new ideas.
We act as a partner to schools and families. Every month, Clayful shares key topics being discussed in Clayful chats with your child’s school and with you along with tips and strategies you can use to support meaningful conversations with your child.
There are circumstances in which breaking confidentiality is required. Clayful will disclose confidential information in order to protect a student or others from harm.
Students login on a computer, or through the Clayful app on a mobile device, to get connected with a coach within two minutes. All conversations are through text - no video, audio, or images are exchanged (except for fun GIFs!).
Upon connecting, the coach will:
1. invite the student to talk through their thinking and feelings that prompted them to reach out
2. ask open-ended questions to help the student think about their ideas in new ways
3. invite the student to create a vision for what’s next
4. help the student come up with something they can try to achieve their vision
Coaches are trained and certified to refrain from sharing personal information, beliefs, values or any advice with students.
Coaching is designed to support students in developing their own healthy habits such as critical thinking, problem solving, and transparent communication. Coaches are trained to support students to set their own goals and work towards them.
Clayful has robust and clear escalation procedures. If a coach believes a student may be at risk of harming themselves or others, a coach will initiate Clayful’s escalation process.
Depending on the severity of the escalation, a report may be made to a local agency and the student’s school. The school will reach out to the student’s family to support with next steps.
Students receive coaching support from a community of coaches, not just one.
A team approach for coaching provides students with a wide range of perspectives and strategies to try.
Coaches are carefully selected from a vast pool of applicants - acceptance rates are less than 10%. Coaches go through a 7 stage vetting process before they’re accepted into the Clayful coaching program.
This includes a 6 module training on the specific evidence-based strategies utilized during coaching. These strategies are derived from best practices in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Science, Neuroscience, and Education.
In order to become Clayful Coaches, applicants must:
• Have experience working with kids
• Have experience working with diverse populations
• Have more than 4 years of experience in mental health and/or education
• Have successfully completed the Clayful Coaching certification program
Currently, 60% of coaches have a master’s degree in the Mental Health field.
Every month, Clayful shares key topics students are chatting about along with tips and strategies you can use to support your child. For example, if students are working on managing academic stress, we might suggest supporting your child using specific open-ended questions as a way to invite discussion with your child.
Clayful provides coaching through schools and free to families. If you want your other child(ren) to access Clayful Coaching, please invite them to contact us at clayfulhealth.com to learn more.
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