Dr. William C. Davies, Program Supervisor for the CHILL Project at Allegheny Health Network (AHN), has partnered with the Chartiers Valley High School to provide a mindfulness-informed and preventative school-based behavioral health program to students, staff, and families. A dedicated CHILL Specialist and Therapist will provide mindfulness and resiliency training techniques to help students achieve greater academic success, reduce anxiety, improve student-teacher relationships, and assist students engage in better decision-making.
The CHILL Project will lead mindfulness training in the CHILL Room and educate students to use mindfulness in all areas of their daily life. Students may also visit the CHILL Room at any time throughout the day to speak privately or if they simply need a few moments of quiet reflection and calm before they resume their normal schedule.
School-Based Therapy is also provided by the CHILL Project for students who are in need of more intensive professional services. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to visit the CHILL Room for mindfulness moments to support their own well-being and that of their students.
If you would like additional information on the CHILL project, please click the FAQ's to read more about the services provided or contact us:
Ms. Amanda Sehn - CVHS - CHILL Room Specialist email@example.com
Ms. Alex Mistovich - CVHS - School Based Therapist firstname.lastname@example.org
About Dr. Davies:
Dr. Davies (Will) is the developer and program supervisor for the AHN CHILL Project, a mindfulness informed school transformation movement. Prior to this role, Will served for 13 years in a variety of positions at a major behavioral health institution. These roles included Director of Clinical Care Services for the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service line, the Director of the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Programs and the Inpatient School Principal. Will has a doctorate in educational leadership, masters in teaching, bachelors in developmental psychology and certifications as an assistant superintendent, elementary school educator, and private academic school emotional support. Will is passionate about improving the lives of children and adolescents through the lens of preventative skill based learning that transforms the school culture. As an educator, Will has a personal understanding of the stressors that impact teachers who are serving students with acute needs. Through a wide range of prior experiences, an extensive literature review, and recognizing antiquated school-based therapy models and support systems, the CHILL Project was created to address the needs of the entire school community.