CSI: Clovis Support & Intervention

What is CSI?

The CSI Program in Clovis Unified School District aims to identify and connect students with the necessary supports to help them more effectively navigate many of life's challenges. CSI is a district-wide program offering educational support groups that focus on listening and communication skills, empathy, acceptance, self-awareness and supporting others. The foundation of CSI is the student support group process which helps empower students to more successfully address factors related to stress, conflict, relationships, grief/loss, self-regulation, family discord, self-image and decision-making. The confidential nature of these groups offers a safe place where students connect with peers in weekly group sessions facilitated by two staff members who have undergone rigorous training to become a CSI Group Facilitator. The educational premise of CSI is based on the plethora of peer-reviewed scientific research showing that promoting and supporting the mental health of students improves overall student educational outcomes.

Who is CSI for?

Everyone faces challenges. Whether it is building friendships, adjusting to a new school, dealing with family changes or working through the loss of a loved one, CSI groups can help support students through difficult circumstances. Students of all ages can benefit from the meaningful connections and age-appropriate communication skills gained through participating in CSI. We offer nearly 300 groups each year, supporting more than 2000 students across the district.

How does CSI work?

  • Confidentiality is vital
  • Small group setting of 6-10 peers & 2 trained staff facilitators
  • One 45-minute session per week for 8 weeks -during the school day
  • Guided by proven curriculum
  • Groups composed of peers facing similar challenges
  • Parent permission is required

CSI Goals

  • Develop listening and communication skills
  • Learn problem-solving strategies
  • Increase a student's confidence
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Gain support through challenges
  • Build relationships 
  • Feel more connected at school
  • Empathize, accept and support others
  • Gain hope and tools to navigate successfully in all areas of life 

How to sign up or refer:

  • Talk to any teacher or CUSD staff member on your campus
  • Contact the CSI Site Coordinator at your school site

For more information, contact Jonathan Logan - CSI Coordinator
[email protected] 

**Referrals made after March 1st will be placed on a waitlist for fall of the following school year. 

CSI Coordinators 2023-2024

BuchananBryan Franks
Alta SierraAlyssa Albee
CenturyLainie Esquivel
ColeChristina Smith
Dry CreekMisty Sedehi
GarfieldTamara Riley
TarpeyBrandi Duncan
WoodsSara Harper

Clovis HighKaty Van Bebber Lewis
ClarkChrissy Wilken / Karen Marriott
CedarwoodDianne Hall
Clovis ElementaryJill Harold
GettysburgChristin Layton
JeffersonFrancisco Gutierrez
Mickey CoxLeesa Lee
Red BankRonnie Ellis
Sierra VistaMichael Williamson
WeldonRita Wakelee

Clovis EastTyler Akers
ReyburnCaren Burgess
BorisSara Murray
Fancher CreekMarni Strunk
FreedomSaed Araim
MiramonteTrisha Sisk
OrazeJenny Boris
ReaganSabrina Mendez
Temperance KutnerMelissa Stafford
YoungMadison Ehresman

Clovis NorthLaura Quall
Granite RidgeNicole Berg
Bud RankRachel Campbell
Copper HillsTBA
FugmanTammy Dornay
Mountain ViewCharlotte Loeffler
RiverviewStan Holt

Clovis WestLori Hurley
KastnerTracey Fowlkes
Fort WashingtonKaren Gonzales
LibertyStephanie Patterson
LincolnColleen McComas
Maple CreekCathleen Wright
NelsonSarah Perez
PinedaleSara Dickman
Valley OakLoretta French

GatewayShelly Reese
CCDS ElementarySoua Herr
CCDS SecondarySoua Herr
Clovis Online SchoolLesley Chance
EnterpriseLesley Chance
CARTTina Chandler

Jonathan Logan, Lead Psychologist
Derrick Davis, Teacher on Special Assignment
Sandy Alcala, Program Technician
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Benefits of CSI

Students Reported: 

Meaningful Connections with Peers & Adults
  • 90% know who and where to go for help
Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • 86% feel better about coming to school
Communicating Feelings Effectively & Appropriately
  • 85% can communicate and express their feelings in a more positive way
Social & Emotional Learning
  • 73% pay attention and focus better in school
Support Through Trauma & Crisis Recovery
  • 88% feel supported and understood in their life challenges
Self Reflection
  • 84% like and accept themselves in new ways

  • 84% feel more confident in life and school
Team Building
  • 94% reported that participating in their CSI group was beneficial and enjoyable
Positive Coping Skills
  • 88% have more hope for their future
Problem Solving 
  • 84% reported they are more confident in dealing with problems and challenges
  • 91% reported they think about making better choices
Goal Setting
  • 74% reported improving their overall academic goals

Statistics taken from student survey.

Clovis Unified School District: Be the best you can be in mind, body, and spirit

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