Welcome to R.I.V.E.R. Educational Consulting

RIVER Educational Consulting supports children and teens who struggle with academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs and their families by providing them with the tools, coping strategies, and resources to live resilient and healthy lives!

We offer a range of services that empower parents to make decisions with confidence. With RIVER on your side, we will develop effective strategies to set your child up for success while helping you understand their educational rights. We are your child’s biggest cheerleaders, advocating for you and your child when attending school meetings or mediation, requesting evaluations to get to the core of the issue, creating the best approach to obtaining an IEP, and much more.

RIVER also provides state of the art trainings and curriculum to help teachers and faculty address harmful behaviors within their student body proactively. These trainings focus on identifying, addressing, and preventing adverse childhood experiences, negative coping strategies, suicidal thoughts, and other emotional dysregulations which students may experience.

We offer instruction in the addition of trauma-informed curriculum to be included and supportive of the currently implemented federal common core curriculum.  In learning how to identify, address, support and prevent these factors in schools, teachers and administration can have a deeper impact on educating and caring for the whole child within their communities. 

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In 2015, Tara M. Kfoury received her Doctorate of Educational Leadership after completing a public defense on the dissertation titled: "The Perceptions of Middle School Principals in Addressing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury among Adolescent Females ages 10-14 years old." Since then, Tara has continued to inquire and implement the latest research findings on educational best practices as well as address the Social Emotional and Mental Health & learning needs of adolescents. She continues to conduct research on past, current, and emerging trends in education and social, emotional, and mental health and wellness. She has honed her skills in addressing children who engage in harmful behaviors - including but not limited to self-harm, suicide, negative coping strategies, and addiction. Her SEL and conflict resolution techniques address children as young as 3 years old to those in their early 20s. Currently, Tara provides Social Emotional skill building among students, staff, and families within several school communities. Her expertise allows her to effectively collaborate with and mentor staff members on contemporary Social Emotional and Mental Health and Wellness needs. Her knowledge of how to reduce anxiety, address conflict in a safe and effective manner, and encourage self-advocacy are used when speaking with students, staff, and parents alike. Tara has also used several highly effective protocols to address students that may be at greater risk of harmful behaviors and negative coping strategies. As a former educator for more than 17 years, Tara is familiar with public and private school institutions, allowing her to navigate the requirements needed to be filled by SEL curriculum. Additionally, as an educator she is aware of federal and state curricula requirements for various health and wellness programs which allows her to coordinate and form partnerships with other private and public schools with flexibility and ease. As a consultant, Dr. Kfoury advises school principals and staff on the design and implementation of critical curriculum for the development of youth, ages 3 to 20. She serves as a primary contact of assistance for educators and families in resolving educational issues and grievances. During her career, Tara has executed outreach initiatives to public and private entities to support the students, families, staff, and the surrounding community. She continues to use her proficient skills in communication, interpersonal, relationship building, consulting, teamwork and leadership to positively impact change management within the educational arena. As a veteran teacher, Tara has assessed teacher development needs and designed and delivered targeted solutions, including strategic planning, visioning, classroom management and team building. She has delivered appropriate coaching and development feedback to principals, teacher leaders, and teacher candidates. Lastly, she has provided expertise in development and execution, planning, and facilitation of positive employee relations efforts.

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