Hinsdale Central Social Work Department

  • School Social Workers are licensed or certified mental health providers serving students, families, schools, and communities. They provide evidence-based education, behavior, social-emotional learning, and mental health services to support academic and behavior outcomes. School Social Workers promote school climate and culture conducive to learning and teaching excellence that fosters academic engagement and achievement. They maximize access to school and community-based resources, mobilizing them to meet the needs of the school community.

    We receive referrals from teachers and other school personnel as well as parents and students.  The referrals help us identify students who are struggling socially, emotionally, and/or academically.  We offer numerous services including:


    -  individual and group counseling 
       (group offerings vary based on student interest)
    -  support counseling
    -  crisis intervention
    -  consultation to teachers and administrators
    -  assessments
    -  classroom presentations
     
    Through the above services we deal with:
     
    -  depression
    -  behavior changes
    -  substance abuse
    -  parent conflict
    -  stress
    -  alienation
    -  attendance problems
    -  drop in grades
    -  teacher/student conflict
    -  loneliness
    -  grief and loss
    -  trauma
    -  behavior management
    -  crisis situations
     
    By acting as a liaison for parents, we can also provide referral resources for students who need outside counseling as well. If you are concerned about your son or daughter’s behavior or social-emotional issues, please contact the social work department.