Social Work Resources
District 401's social workers have put together a collection of resources for students and parents who are looking for assistance on a range of issues, from crisis hotlines to LGBT support services.
In the rows below, you'll find information about organizations and individual professionals who can provide help concerning a variety of topics.
Please note that the books listed in "Children's Books About Social Issues" are available at the Elmwood Elementary School Library.
AnnMarie's Law, enacted in 2015, was created to provide suicide awareness and prevention to Illinois school students and school staff. As noted by the Illinois State Board of Education, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.
District 401's practices and procedures regarding suicide prevention are governed by Board Policy 7:290, "Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention."
In addition, the Student Services Department recommends the following resources:
► CRISIS TEXTLINE
- 24-Hour Crisis Line is accessible via text.
- Link to the website is available here.
- Text "home" to 741741 to gain access to a crisis worker.
► NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
- The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- English: 1-800-273-8255
- Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
NOTE: If your child has Medicaid or is uninsured and is in crisis, please call the CARES line at 800-345-9049 for services and referrals.