Chicago Jesuit Academy’s Social Work Team consists of three full time social workers.
If a student needs support, the Social Work Team will either meet with the student individually or in group therapy or connect the student with an outside service provider that specializes in a particular need. The Social Work Team also creates classroom interventions for students to practice self-regulation and calming behaviors such as scheduled breaks and the use of coping tools.
The Social Work Team has also mobilized self-care challenges and provided Trauma-Informed Care resources, education and opportunities to faculty and staff. In addition, with the support of the pastoral wellness team, they have advocated for families who have lost jobs and connected families with resources outside the scope of CJA’s abilities.