Bateman SEL Program Partnerships/Support
PASS Program - Partners Achieving Student Success - A partnership with Lutheran Social Services, this program provides group-based support for children in grades Pre-K through 3rd Grade to help them succeed in school. They provide twice weekly groups to teach social skills to students, they support academic needs, and they have a parent component to support parents in managing their children’s needs at home and school. Referrals for this program are provided by teachers and all school staff.
Korean American Community Services
Powerful Minds, Powerful Relationships-10 week program provided twice a year for middle school boys and girls referred by School Counselor, Social Worker, AP, and middle school teams. This program provides a weekly two-hour after school group to address topics such as self-esteem, substance abuse, healthy decision making, and stress management and coping skills. Currently, the program is providing these services for 8th grade boys and the girls group will begin in March. Outcome information for this program may be obtained from the Program Director, Janet Martinez 773-440-3068.
Jason Foundation- Suicide Prevention Program
This program is a curriculum unit for the awareness and prevention of youth suicide, it is designed for students in grades 7-12 and is based on a five 50-60 minute lessons format. The goal is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and strategies that will enable them to help a friend or themselves who may be depressed or considering suicide. It includes activity worksheets completed based on the topic being covered and video presentations and discussions.
At Bateman, this program is run annually by the 7th and 8th grades team. This year, the program will begin in February.
A partnership with Midwest Palliative Care, this program provides individual and/or group grief counseling for students who have lost a parent or caregiver.
Referrals for this program is managed by the Social Worker.
Stress Management for 5th Graders
This program is facilitated annually by the School Counselor and Social Worker.
Stress Management workshop is provided to all 5th grades students to provide coping skills and strategies before students enter middle school. A powerpoint presentation provided by the CPS Crisis Department is utilized to provide an overview of what is stress, good/bad stress, coping strategies, and how to get help when needed. A referral log is kept by the social worker and counselor.
SS Grin - Tier 2
Social Skills Group Intervention for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The objective of S.S.GRIN groups is for children to learn and practice basic social skills such as communication, self-control, perspective taking, conflict management, and the initiation of activities. The group leaders work with the children to develop more appropriate methods by which to cope with these stressful social experiences.
This year the group will be facilitated by the Social Worker, Social Work Intern, and Psychologist and begins in January and will run on Wednesdays for a group of first graders.
Anger Coping - Tier 2
Anger Coping Group is provided to students who have difficulty controlling their anger. It is a weekly program the runs for 12 weeks that helps students learn the problem solving model. This group can be facilitated by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Psychologist.
Crisis intervention services are provided by the School Counselor and Social Worker in an as needed basis to address students and families in crisis. Collaboration with outside agencies such at SASS and DCFS are sometimes necessary such as when there is a risk of self harm or harm to others and/or reports of abuse/neglect.
The following community partnerships are currently in place address the social emotional needs of our students and families outside of school.
Korean American Community Services- Individual and Family Counseling- Girls Group
The Kedzie Center - Individual/Family Counseling and Psychiatric Assessments
Loyola - Kimberly Thier, Consults with PBIS team on a monthly basis
Extensive list of Coping Skills that we Hand out to At risk Middle School Students
Check-in Check Out- Tier 2
Check in - Check out is implemented in an as needed basis for students who have a safety plan in place due to self-harm, bullying, and other behaviors that warrant these services.
Anti-bullying and health curriculum is delivered by the heath teachers at Bateman for all students.
Champs- Some teachers have participated in Champs training.