• At ZBE, the social work office is an integral part of Student Services.  The social worker provides individual and group counseling services, support, and case management for Zion-Benton East students.  Working to build relationships with students, the social worker also connects students with outside resources in the community if an issue requires resources that the school cannot provide. 

    A part of the Student Support Team, the social worker coordinates with the guidance counselor, assistant principal, and teachers to look for connections between various environments to help intervene on a student's behalf.  

    The social worker helps to address social and emotional issues that affect student’s performance in school.  Topics covered may include:

    • Depression
    • Suicidal ideation
    • Anxiety
    • Stress management
    • Motivation
    • Crisis management
    • Loss and Grief (bereavement or divorce/separation),
    • Student/Parent conflict
    • Peer conflict
    • Substance abuse
    • Loss of income or financial stability
    • Teen pregnancy
    • Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual/Transgender or other sexual identity related concerns
    • Abuse and neglect
    In addition, the school social worker also helps to facilitate the Student Assistance Program at ZBE.

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school social worker at 847-731-9805.

    Confidentiality is highly respected.