Social Emotional Support

Social Emotional Services Offered
​Student Services personnel promote healthy social emotional development.  They work in collaboration with students, parents and teachers to provide interventions directed at improving student performance.  Services provided include assessment, individual counseling, group counseling and behavioral interventions. Psychologists and social workers have strong community connections with mental health agencies and can play an integral part in connecting students and families with mental health professionals tailored to the individual need of the student.​​

School Social Workers
The social workers at Haber Oaks Campus are a key component of the Student Services Department Team and we have two social work​​ers to help our students and their families.  Most social work referrals result in short-term counseling that addresses barriers that interfere with students accessing their education.  We see students up to five times/sessions and if long-term or more specialized treatment is needed, community resources are provided.  Referrals to see a school social worker come from numerous sources, including counselors, nurse, deans, teachers, parents and students.  

Our services include crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, special education IEP services, teaming and collaboration with teachers and administrators, assessments and teaching social/emotional lessons for all students at Haber Oaks Campus.  We also act as liaisons for families in need of community counseling and mental health services.  ​​

School Psychologist
The school psychologist at Haber Oaks Campus is a uniquely qualified member of the Student Services Department Team who supports our students' ability to learn and our teachers' ability to teach. The school psychologist applies expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The school psychologist provides direct support and interventions to students, consults with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, works with the school administrator to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborates with community providers to coordinate needed services. The school psychologist works with the student services team at Haber Oaks Campus to successfully improve academic achievement, promote positive behavior and mental health, support diverse learners, create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments and improve school-wide assessment and accountability in monitoring individual student progress in academics and behavior.

Contact Us

Maria Bidelman
Social Worker
Phone: (815) 893-5300
Email: mbidelman@d155.org

Margaret Mclaughlin
Social Worker
Phone: (815) 893-5300
Email: mmclaughlin@d155.org

Judith Landess
Psychologist
Phone: (815) 893-5300
Email: jlandess@d155.org