Tara Kfoury, PhD, is an independent educational and mental health consultant at Boston-based R.I.V.E.R. Educational Consulting. As a researcher, she focuses on creating and teaching critical social, behavioral, and mental health initiatives and strategies. These strategies address anxiety, trauma, suicide, self-harm, and conflict for schools, community organizations, and sports associations. She has also designed and implemented essential protocols to effectively address students that may be at increased risk for harmful behaviors and negative coping strategies.