• Social Work

    LA
    Amy Byrne
    Social Work Department Liaison
    (847) 986-1042
     
    Linda Amundsen, MSW, LCSW, M.S.Ed.
    Theraputic Services Coordinator
    (847)986-2325 
     
    Heather Carey
    Administrative Assistant
    (847)986-2333
     
     
    School social workers (Masters Degree in Social Work – MSW) help students whose social/emotional and behavioral problems impact school performance. School social workers assist these students through early identification, prevention, intervention, counseling and support.

     School Social Work Services 
    Helping Students to:
    • Cope in times of crises
    • Access mental health services
    • Become resilient, successful learners
    • Gain personal and social competencies 
    Supporting parents to:
    • Effectively participate in their child's education
    • Understand their child's developmental and educational needs
    • Access school and community resources
    • Understand special education services
    • Strengthen parenting skills
    Assisting educators to:
    • Work effectively with parents
    • Discover new resources
    • Participate in the special education process
    • Understand family, cultural, and community factors affecting students
    • Meet educational outcomes for students of diverse background
    Linking schools & communities to:
    • Coordinate the delivery of education and mental health services
    • Develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families
    Working with administrators to:

    Implement effective prevention programs and policies which address;
    • school attendance
    • alcohol & other drug abuses
    • teen pregnancy
    • violence
    • suicide and sudden death
    • child abuse and neglect
    • school safety
    • ensure compliance with special education laws
     
     
    Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)
     
    RAPP meets the third Tuesday of each month September thru May. Call Linda Amundsen (847-986-2325) for information.