I am Amanda Layne, School Social Worker for Manteno High School. The 2012-2013 school year will be my eighth year as a social worker in the district. I have worked in the elementary, middle and high schools. I am currently at the high school full time.
I am married to Matt Layne and we have one daughter, Avery, who was born in May, 2011. We love to travel and enjoy going to sporting events. We are huge Chicago Bears fans!!
The Role of the Social Worker at Manteno High School
I have several roles here at Manteno High School. First, I provide support services to the Special Education Program. Specifically, individual, group, and family interventions are provided to students mandated to receive social work services per their individual education plan. I carry out these tasks through the development of measurable goals for each student on my caseload, data collection to determine the progress that has been made, and counseling (group and individual) to teach my students the skills they need to successfully reach their goals.
Another large part of my job is being a part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) Team. This is a group of Administrators, Support Staff and Teachers who work together to implement research-based interventions to students who are at-risk academically or behaviorally.
As the school social worker my job is to focus on the individual wellness of my students in order for them to achieve maximum academic benefit from their educational program. By focusing on students' social, emotional, and personal development, I am able to better help students cope with stress in their lives, develop self-management skills as well as personal responsibility, and develop decision-making and problem-solving skills. Some of the issues that interfere with a student's academic and social functioning are:
problems with anger management
problems in dating/relationships
limited social skills
Social Work Student Support Services
Any student at Manteno High School is welcome to come and see me about any issue that is on their mind! I will talk with the student and assess whether or not counseling in school is appropriate. If it is an issue that I feel would be better addressed outside of school I will call the parent/guardian and suggest outside counseling. (CLICK ON "FILES" above for a complete list, or scroll down)
Examples of Student Support Groups that have been run at Manteno High School:
Ø Anger Management Group offers supports and teaches skills to students in resolving and managing their anger in appropriate ways.
Ø Grief Group offers supports to students who dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Ø Self-esteem Group offers support and skill-building in the development of a healthy self-concept.
Ø Social Skills Group offers and support skill-building in the development of appropriate social skills.
Ø Senior Transition Group offers and supports students in developing decision-making and problem-solving skills specifically related to the challenges they may face after graduation.
Sometimes a student's situation calls for crisis intervention, in which the social worker conducts an assessment of the case, and develops an intervention plan, often including appropriate referrals to, and follow-up and liaison work with outside agencies.
All information a student tells me will remain strictly confidential!
I am unable to share specific information a student tells me with anyone unless I have the student's permission.
The only three exceptions to this rule would be if the student were to tell me:
(1) someone was abusing them,
(2) they had thoughts or intentions to harm themselves, and/or
(3) they had thoughts or intentions to harm someone else.
Individual or Family Counseling Services
Sliding fee scale or no-cost counseling, Individual: anger management/risk taking, Family Counseling, 24-hour crisis intervention, Runaway assistance: Temporary foster care, Housing & service linkages of families to providers in their communities once reunified/stabilized.
- Cottage Clinic Counseling - 115 Mooney Drive, Suite 2, Bourbonnais, IL - (815) 935-8133
-psychological evaluation and assessment; individual psychotherapy; family and group therapy;client and parent education and training seminars; support groups; education assessment for learning disabilities - school liaison; treatment programs for ADHD, disorders such as Bipolar, Obsessive-Compulsive, Anxiety, -Reactive Attachment, PTSD, Selective Mutism, Oppositional Defiant, and Behavioral Disorders
The goal of Oakside Clinic is to provide high-quality, confidential counseling services. Oakside offers a broad range of individualized counseling services including: individual counseling, marital counseling, family counseling, group therapy, education and training programs, psychological testing and evaluation and counseling for survivors of sexual and physical abuse.
- Olivet Nazarene University - 1 University Ave., Bourbonnais - (815) 939-5273
No-Cost individual and family counseling provided by college students as part of an internship program.
- KC-CASA - 1440 W. Court St., Kankakee - (815) 932-7273 - (815)932-3322 Crisis Line
No-cost Counseling for victims of abuse and their families.
- Professional Counseling - (815)933-7887
(Julie Dotson, Ruth McInnes, JoEllen Carl, Celia Stoltz) Provides the following services to Children, adolescents and adults in a private practice setting: Individual and family therapy; ADHD, Depression, Divorce issues, Educational issues****Insurance and Private Pay only (no Medicaid)
Services offered include: Individual counseling and therapy to children, adolescents and adults; family counseling, group counseling, individual counseling, case management; screening, assessment and support Services; psychiatric evaluations and crisis intervention; intensive home based services to adolescents with severe mental illness who are at-risk of hospitalization or out of home placements. Screening, assessment and support services are for 90 day duration. Medication administration by two part-time psychiatrists.
Provena St. Mary's Behavioral Health Services - 21 Heritage Drive, Suite 102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 - (815)937-8204
Individuals can schedule appointments with a professional at the Behavioral Health Network on their own. (A physician's referral or recommendation is not necessary.) All services are provided on an outpatient basis in a caring, respectful, and supportive environment. Our professionals provide a variety of outpatient services for adolescents to adults, in both individual and family settings.
A self-help organization assisting families toward positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. Meets at Butterfield Court, Kankakee, IL, the second Thursday each month at 7:00 PM.
Provides compassionate physical, emotional, spiritual, and social support for individuals living with terminal illness and their families. Also hosts a variety of grief support groups - open to the community - for adults, children, and teenagers
Counseling Services - Substance Abuse
- New Hope Counseling Center - 150 North Schulyer Avenue, Suite 1002, Kankakee, IL 60901 - 815.933.7771
Outpatient substance abuse treatment services.
Offers inpatient and outpatient care, day hospital, intensive outpatient care, and DUI services. Staff available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for no-cost evaluations (includes patient visit and meeting). Community-based prevention services available (education, speakers and presentations). 24-hour crisis/help line.
Substance Abuse Program (815) 937-5413 - Health Clinic/Psychiatric Services (815) 928-6222 **Sliding fee scale or no-cost counseling
Free Assessment: All males (inpatient) $110 fee for a 2 4-hour session with parents and adolescent - Recovery home for adolescent all males - Alternative to suspension education program - Inpatient stabilization program 1-90 days
- Linden Oaks - 852 West St., Naperville, IL 60540 --- 630-305-5027 or 800-955-OAKS
Free Assessment: Co-ed facility, $50.75 urine screen - Partial hospitalization program, 2-5 weeks - Intensive Outpatient Program, 2hrs/3x/week - Inpatient program - Detour program, Alter. to Suspension 2 sessions - 3hr. sessions $125 one parent must attend
Programs also available in Palos Heights, Downers Grove and Lake Forest - Residential Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Program. Partial Hospital Program
Free Assessment -Alternative to Suspension Program $150 - Intensive Outpatient program, 3hrs/3x/week - Regular Outpatient program 1 ½ hrs/2x/week
For girls ages 10 -25. Integrated school system ***Private pay, insurance
Counseling Services - Women's Health
Birthright provides free, confidential services to women and girls experiencing problem pregnancies, including:* 24-hour telephone assistance;* Pregnancy testing;* Adoption assistance;* Education in nutrition and infant care;* Legal, medical and educational referrals; Employment assistance;* Referrals to other social service agencies.
Provide gynecological examinations, pap smears, STD testing and STD treatment. Prescriptive and non-prescriptive contraceptive supplies available.
Provide pregnancy testing, pregnancy options counseling, referrals for prenatal care, and applications for Public Aid Assistance for prenatal care expenses
- Aunt Martha's - 355 N. Schuyler, Kankakee - (815) 928-6222
Sliding fee scale or no-cost counseling. Health Clinic/Psychiatric Services
|Alcohol & Drug Helpline
|Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group
| Child Find
| Eating Disorder Hotline
|Families Anonymous (family support for drug/alcohol/behavior problems)
|Missing Children Help Center
|National AIDS Center
| National Center for Victims of Crime
|National Domestic Violence Hotline
|National Runaway Switchboard
|Parents Anonymous (abuse prevention)
|RAINN (Rape, Incest, Abuse network)
|Trevor Helpline (gay/lesbian youth)
|Connections (student crisis hotline)