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Social Work

Welcome to your School Social Worker's Page!

Lauren Crome Malcolm, MSW

Phone: 630-493-8219

E-mail: lmalcolm@lisle202.org

Education: 

Master's degree in Social Work with Schools Specialization from University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign (2008)

Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2006)

My Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tate Woods  8:00 - 3:30 Not in BLDG 8:00 - 3:30 Not in BLDG Not in BLDG
Junior High Not in BLDG 7:30 - 3:15 Not in BLDG 7:30 - 3:15 7:30 - 3:15

 

Interventions at Tate Woods School

Classroom Lessons: At least once per month, students receive a prosocial skills lesson from the school social worker and classroom teacher. The skill of focus is chosen based upon sequential social emotional learning skills and developmental needs.  Teachers reinforce the skill through read alouds and classroom meetings. Please refer to your classroom's newsletter for information on the skill of the month.

Social Skills Groups - Available for first and second grade students who are in need of direct social skills instruction and practice. Students learn skills such as, listening, turn-taking, joining play, playing cooperatively, expressing empathy, and accepting limitations through the use of social stories or sequenced steps worksheets, skill modeling, practice, and feedback. Current Groups: 1st grade Girls' Friendship, 1st grade Boys' Friendship, 2nd Grade Girls' Friendship, 2nd Grade Boys' Friendship.

Sress Busters - Available for first and second grade students experiencing anxiety. Students learn the definition of anxiety and how to identify their "what if" thoughts and think about their problems in a healthier way. Other coping mechanisms are taught including, deep breathing and muscle relaxation. Current Groups: 1st Grade Girls' Stress Busters, 1st Grade Boys' Stressbusters

Individual Counseling - Individual counseling is available for students who have difficulty coping with emotions or making healthy decisions and whose deficit negatively impacts their school experience. Individual counseling referrals are screened by the school social worker to determine student need.

Interventions at Lisle Junior High School

Classroom Lessons - Second Step Curriculum is used to provide universal social emotional learning to all 6th grade students. Students also receive instruction through the Health portion of their Physical Education class.

Social Skills Groups - Acquisition Based: For students in need of knowledge and practice pertaining to social skills. Skills are modeled and practiced. Students receive video feedback.

Social Skills Groups - Performance Based: For students who choose not to practice positive social skills but who are aware of appropriate social skills. These groups focus heavily upon decision making skills (defining values, weighing choices and consequences, and evaluating outcomes). Behavior is shaped and reinforced within group.

Coping Skills Groups - For students in need of learning coping skills due to uncomfortable emotions experienced at school. Students learn thinking errors, cognitive restructuring, and other relaxation strategies.

Individual Counseling - For students who need individualized intervention due to their significant difficulty coping or making healthy decisions in the school environment.

 

Useful Websites:

What do School Social Workers Do? : http://www.iassw.org/info.htm

Illinois' Social and Emotional Learning Standards: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ils/social_emotional/standards.htm

Last Update: 10/19/2010

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Lisle Jr. High School 5207 Center Ave. Lisle, IL  60532
Phone: 630-493-8200

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