This is what we do and how we do it.
Sharpen provides a cost-effective and flexible platform that:
Provides easy access to research-based, standards-aligned and award-winning content for mental wellness;
Enhances, extends and expands the reach of the guidance counselor and professional staff;
Connects and coordinates school, district and community resources;
Provides data to improve resource utilization;
Builds individual, family and community capacity, competence and confidence to navigate successfully in these uncertain times.
Our service is built on interdisciplinary, expert collaborations:
Healthy communities are made up of healthy individuals.
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"I value Sharpen Family immensely due to my ability to share services and evidenced educational material to assist families overcoming the many barriers of becoming self-sufficient."
Colin Bauer LMSW
"I recommend Sharpen to any school district interested in improving behavioral health outcomes because it gives educators, parents, and students the opportunity to build resiliency skills, improve overall mental well-being, and provide connections to needed resources."
Ruth Schoonover, President SC School Social Worker Association
"We launched our own version of Sharpen called MindfulMEDS, and it has been a great addition to our toolkit. Knowning that our students have access to a wealthor resources to support their mental health is reassuring, and also another important step we can take to reduce stigma around mental health in healthcare."
Natalie M. Fadel, PsyD
Our solution was created based on 80,000 survey responses from teachers, students and parents:
Our Resiliency Scale factors in strength-based, suicide prevention models that improve protective factors and community resiliency.
Through gold-standard screening tools, we increase awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing.
Through award-winning DBT and CBT interventions students, parents and faculty can discreetly and immediately improve their skills through quick and easy video-based activities.
Our evidence-based professional development modules on toxic stress, adverse childhood experiences and mental health disorders have shown to increases awareness in faculty, staff, parents and clinicians by over 86%.
Demonstrated Value Through Focus Groups, Survey Data, and Real-World Results
recommended for others
98% of educators and counselors improved techniques for decreasing stress, and recommended the programs for other schools.
connected to practical techniques
96% of educators said Sharpen connected them to practical techniques they can use in a classroom setting.
92% of participants increased awareness on risk and protective factors for suicide, mental health and substance use disorders and how to appropriately support a student in need.
(Based on post-program survey feedback from 700+ educators and school professionals in Spartanburg and Cherokee County school districts, 2019 & 2020).