What do School Counselors and Social Workers do? How can School Counselors and Social Workers Help? What can parents do when students struggle?Author:Length:
The COVID-19 pandemic and cultural events impacting society have underscored the importance of social emotional learning and support as a part of high quality education. Systems and protocols for monitoring the emotional well being of students have been developed. Access to school counselors, social workers, and psychologists is available. The methods and means of these meetings may be different, but the content and support should not change. Schools are an important venue for students to receive social emotional support--no matter the mode of education. In all situations and as a basis for social emotional well-being, students can monitor screen time, exercise, eating habits, and sleep schedules in order to maintain physical health.
Transitioning back to school is a difficult time for everyone, and in light of these uncertain times, it is normal for your student(s) to experience a wide variety of difficult emotions. As students begin preparing for their transition back to school, it can be a very challenging time for all those involved. School may look very different than it has in the past. Teachers, student service providers, as well as school administrators are all available to help make the transition back to school as smooth as possible. In the meantime, below are some resources and strategies/coping skills that might help your child manage difficult emotions and get into the right headspace in order to be successful in school.
Len EganDirector of Student Services(630) 876-6310Jeffery Anderson, MSWSchool Social Worker - bilingual(630) 876-6526Janet Hurtado, MSWSchool Social Worker- bilingual(630) 876-6275Kara Kroculick, MSWSchool Social Worker(630) 876-6274Alli Cochrum, MSWSchool Social Worker(630) 876-6527