SEL / Mental Health Resources

  • Barrington 220 is strongly committed to building children's social, emotional and academic competencies. The Special Services support team is an important part of this community that fosters respect, responsibility and caring through instructional programs activities and a partnership between parents, administrators, teachers and the community in raising children. Because of this, we feel that students have the right to feel safe and emotionally supported in school. As part of our efforts to increase communication and provide for the social emotional well-being of students, we have provided the following online communication system.

    BStrong Together

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    BStrong Together has been created to support parents, children and youth, community members and others impacting the lives of Barrington area children in our shared goal of raising happy, healthy, resilient, and adaptable children capable of successfully navigating the world of today and the future.  We are a coalition of community groups, educational entities, healthcare organizations, and community members.  To accomplish our goals, BStrong Together will plan speaker events, parent coffees, and educational opportunities for parents and community members; develop programming for children and youth of all ages; and host a robust website with resources on a wide variety of subjects designed to support and provide resources for parents, youth, and community members.  Learn more about us at

    Broncos Committed 


    Broncos Committed is Barrington High School's Life of an Athlete program, developed by John Underwood from upstate New York. Broncos Committed is not a club - it's a lifestyle that raises the bar of excellence for both the athlete and the non-athlete. It asks BHS students to commit to a 100% drug and alcohol free lifestyle, and it provides scientific rationale for all things related to optimal performance. Broncos Committed is every bit as much about character and not only committing to one's own excellence, but to one's team, school, and town.  

    META app 

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    The META app is a free mobile app that connects students directly to their school counselors via voice or video chat during the school day. Parents can download the secure app for K–5 students, while middle/high school students can download the app on their own phones. For instructions on how to download the app: Click here for English  or Click here for Spanish.
    Bullying Resources

    Barrington 220 believes that a student's right to feel safe in school is paramount and contributes significantly to his or her capacity for learning.  All Barrington 220 schools have a protocol for reporting harassment and bullying. In general, students are encouraged to approach staff and describe the incident. However, we recognize that a significant amount of harassment and bullying may not be reported using these traditional channels of communication.  In response to this concern, we have developed an online method to report harassment and bullying.

    Healthier Barrington Coalition 

    The Healthier Barrington Coalition is a partnership of 25 area groups, working together to improve the local quality of life. The coalition brings community leaders, organizations and interested individuals together in order to make the Barrington area and component communities healthier places to live, work and play through collaborative action. This resource website was developed for the Barrington Area to assist community members to easily and quickly identify local mental health and substance abuse treatment, counseling and support programs. The goal of the website is to increase the percentage of Barrington Area residents who “know where to go” to seek help for mental health and substance abuse issues.

    Erin's Law - New for 2016

    Erin’s law was passed in January 2013 and requires all public schools to implement age-appropriate, prevention-oriented sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education for grades pre-kindergarten-12.
    If sexual abuse or assault of a student occurs, students and families should contact the nearest hospital, police or a trusted school employee for help. All District 220 employees are state-mandated reporters and are required to report allegations of abuse and/or neglect to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Please see additional resources below. 
    Local and State Agencies

    National Agencies
    Erika's Lighthouse

    Erika's Lighthouse
    Erika's Lighthouse is a Chicago-based organization whose goal is educating communities about mental health issues. One of their initiatives is creating clubs in area schools and training club members through their teen panel program. The program is a peer-to-peer depression education program, where students learn to speak to their classmates about depression, the warning signs and how to get help to their peers.

    textatip Text-a-Tip allows teens to find anonymous, immediate help if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, depression, difficult family situations, bullying or any of the many challenges they face today. The service is available 24/7, is completely anonymous and is staffed with local counselors to support teenagers (and others) who have a crisis or concerns. Text "BRONCOHELP" and a brief message to 844.823.5323 or download Lake County Help from your app store today.
    Social and Emotional Local Area Resources
    Hospitals/Mental Health Assessments

    Community Agencies and Additional Resources

    Crisis Hotlines
    National Suicide Hotline - 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resources

    Resources for Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Hospital Resource List
    *Several local area hospitals will provide a drug and alcohol assessment. 



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