School-Based Counseling

Project 180 offers school-based counseling services in our partner schools by ensuring access to CHRIS 180 therapists and Community Behavioral Specialists for youth and families in each partner school on a full-time basis. All Project 180 clinical staff are trained in Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework (What is ARC?) and apply the framework in their service delivery and approach.

Partner Schools

Usher-Collier Elementary School

Welcome to the Lion's Pride, where every student is being equipped to learn, lead, and roar!  Our goal at Bazoline E. Usher Elementary School is simple.  We expect all students to learn and achieve to their highest potential, as the faculty and staff work to ensure a safe, comfortable, and engaging environment for all students to excel in.  We are excited about the all the wonderful things that we have in store for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  We hope you will join us on our triumphal journey to success and student achievement. 

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/usher

Scott Elementary School

William J. Scott donated the property on which Scott Elementary is now housed to Atlanta Public Schools. He was a Baptist minister who ministered to Georgians in many different areas of the state. He made the donation of land because of his strong desire to advocate for children's education. Since that donation, William J. Scott Elementary School has continued to advocate the rights of all the students that enroll in this outstanding establishment.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/11005

Scott Elementary School

William J. Scott donated the property on which Scott Elementary is now housed to Atlanta Public Schools. He was a Baptist minister who ministered to Georgians in many different areas of the state. He made the donation of land because of his strong desire to advocate for children's education. Since that donation, William J. Scott Elementary School has continued to advocate the rights of all the students that enroll in this outstanding establishment.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/11005

Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Our mission is to provide a challenging and nurturing learning environment where all children are empowered to develop their unique talents and are prepared to positively contribute in an increasingly complex world.

Thomasville Heights Elementary School is committed to achieving and maintaining a clear and shared focus on student learning, high expectations for all, and a learning environment where everyone feels safe, supported, understood and appreciated.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/thomasville

Luther J. Price Middle School

Luther J. Price Middle School is located in the Carver Homes area of South Atlanta. The location of our school has long been a site of great educational institutions. Price Middle School was created from Luther Judson Price High School in 1987.

Our community is undergoing extensive renovations as new housing communities and business are being built. Just as the neighborhood has changed over the last five year, so has Price. We are a member of the new Carver Cluster and the South Region. We receive students from Slater and Thomasville Elementary Schools. Our students feed into Carver High School.

The mission of Luther Judson Price Middle School is to provide the opportunity for every student to develop to his or her maximum potential. Dedicated and committed staff members will provide challenging and rigorous instruction in all subject areas with the emphasis on Language Arts (Reading - Writing- Speaking- Listening), Mathematics and Science. Additionally, every effort will be made to increase student attendance and enrollment in higher-level classes.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/price

Brown Middle School

Joseph Emerson Brown Middle School is located in the heart of the historic West End community, just southwest of downtown Atlanta, and a stone’s throw from the renowned Atlanta University Center. 

We envision a professional learning community dedicated and committed to providing the right teaching for our students to get the right learning at the right time. 

We, the faculty, staff and community of Brown Middle School are committed to working together relentlessly as we strive to continuously improve student achievement creating a momentous impact where every child's unique gift is nurtured.

 

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/brown

School-Based Therapists and Community Behavioral Specialists

Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman

Community Behavioral Specialist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Paul Chapman is a graduate of the University of West Georgia where he majored in Business Management. He Credits his 7 years of working at his alma mater, Charles R. Drew Charter School, for manifesting his passion for access, second chances, and education for children and adults who are working to overcome trauma. Paul served as an after-school assistant at Charles R. Drew Charter School for three years and later as a team lead with Charles R. Drew’s college readiness program, C.R.E.W. Teens for four years. Before beginning his work as a Community Behavioral Specialist at Chris180, Paul worked as a S.E.L. coach at Wesley International Academy where he used play to transform school culture and create a safer atmosphere for the communities he served. Through his work, Paul seeks to pay it forward and positively impact the communities of metro Atlanta.

Hunter McCullough

Hunter McCullough

Community Behavioral Specialist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Hunter McCullough has been a Community Behavioral Specialist with CHRIS 180 since June, 2017. He was born and raised in Tifton, Georgia and went to school at Georgia Southern University where he obtained a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. In June, 2017, he married his high school sweetheart, Kelsey. He currently resides in Decatur, GA with his wife and Chinese Shar Pei, Navi.

Julia A. Redman, LMFT

Julia A. Redman, LMFT

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Julia Redman is currently a school based therapist and manager of the internship program at CHRIS 180, a non-profit agency in Atlanta GA with a focus on trauma informed practices and serving children, adolescents and families. She has 5 years of experience in the clinical mental health field, working mainly with pre teen and adolescent populations in residential, outpatient and community settings. She has previous experience serving as an in home clinician utilizing MST (Multi Systemic Therapy) and MST-FIT (Multi Systemic Therapy and Fully Integrated Transitions) principals, collaborating with systems and working to decrease adolescent placements in correctional facilities. Julia has her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. She currently resides in Decatur, GA and is pursuing her full registration as an Art Therapist.

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Community Behavioral Specialist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Kyle Smith began working with Chris 180 as a Community Support Individual in 2017. He currently serves as a Community Behavioral Specialist at Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, GA. He is truly dedicated to assisting families and clients in group work, one on one sessions, and athletics to ensure they have the necessary behavioral coping skills to succeed in and out of the classroom. Kyle has previously worked with children and families at Youth Villages in Douglasville GA, and various schools in the Northeast Region of New York City and Connecticut.

Kyle earned a degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University in 2008. In his Senior year he and group of peers Co-founded the Man Enough Support Group, in efforts to build strong young men for the future. He was also student athlete while attending CCSU playing football ,and running track. He was a 2nd team All-American his Sophomore year in football. Kyle now is a devoted father and husband. He resides in Ellenwood GA with his wife and four children.

Chelsea Walker, LMSW

Chelsea Walker, LMSW

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Chelsea Walker is an LMSW who has been working as a therapist in the school-based therapy program at Chris 180 for a year and a half. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Georgia and her master’s program at the University of South Carolina. She is an Atlanta native who enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family.

Debbie Wells, LMFT

Debbie Wells, LMFT

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Debbie Well is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She did her undergraduate studies at University of Georgia where she also competed as a collegiate swimmer. Debbie began her career as an elementary school teacher before realizing her desire to work with children and adolescents in a therapeutic capacity. She received an M.Ed. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California as well as a Graduate Certificate in School Counseling. Debbie is also currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Debbie has had the opportunity to spend the majority of her career working with at risk youth providing school based therapy services. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys practicing self care by competing in triathlons and is currently training to finish her first Ironman.