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JWS Behavioral Health Team Information

James Ward BHT

  • Our BHT Members:
  • BHT Lead- Ms. Czochara- School Counselor, LCPC
  • Dr. Glenda Smith - School Psychologist 
  • Mr.Michael Neary- Speech Pathologist
  • Ms. Samantha Steiber- School Social Worker
  • Ms.Joycie McCoy- School Nurse 
  • Ms.Susan Healy- Case Manager
  • Ms.Marta Escude Jesus- Diverse Learner Teacher
  • Ms.July Miranda Gonzalez- Diverse Learner Teacher
 
What is a BHT?
The Behavioral Health Team (BHT) is a multi-disciplinary team of school and community-based professionals who engage in collaborative problem solving to support students with social, emotional and behavioral concerns.
 
Benefits of Behavioral Health Teams 
  • Build a Tier II/III teaming structure through a multi-tiered systems of support model (MTSS) to initiate the problem-solving process for students with social, emotional, and behavioral concerns
  • Build on capacity and address needs of the individual school
  • Engage in collaborative problem solving process with multi-disciplinary team of school and community-based professionals
  •  Screen  students’ for social and emotional strengths and needs through standardized screening tools and match to an appropriate intervention(s)
 
 Benefits of Behavioral Health Teams 
  • Provides evidence-based interventions that address students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs. 
  • Collect, interpret, and report on social, emotional and behavioral data to improve quality of services and engage in continual progress monitoring to evaluate effectiveness of interventions. 
  • Establish partnerships with community mental health and/or restorative practice coaches to support in the promotion of SEL and/or mental health delivery.
  • Develops a system of accountability to ensure follow-through with service delivery. 
  • Builds on and maximizes existing resources.

 

James Ward School 

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Behavioral Health Interventions




Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Foundations 

Check In/Check Out 

Functional Behavior Assessment 

Leader In Me 

Anger Coping 

Behavior Intervention Plan

CHAMPS

Rainbows/

Silver Linings 

(Grief Groups)

Community Agency Referral

Restorative Conversations 

Study Skills 

Academic Supports

Restorative Circles 

Peace Circles 

Other

Other

Academic Supports

 

Community Social-Emotional Support Providers  


Asian Human Health Services (AHS) 

Contact: Cathryn Savino 

Address: 4753 N. Broadway #700, Chicago, IL 60640-4995

Phone: (773) 293-8430

24-hour Crisis Support Hotline:  (773) 293-8488

Email: info@ahschicago.org


Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) 

Contact:  Melissa Wee

Address: 230 W. Cermak Rd. 2nd Fl., Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: (312) 225-8659 (English) 

             (312) 225-6806 (Chinese)

Email: info@maha-us.org


Dr.Francis Tung 

Address: 1200 W. 35th Street, Suite 5B220, Chicago, IL 60609

Phone: (872) 401-6041