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.

    Barrington LEADS

    Barrington LEADS represents a community coalition effort based on the premise that local people are in the best position to solve specific local problems. People are more likely to support what they helped create, and change is most likely to occur when the process engages many facets of a community in a collaborative approach. Barrington LEADS' membership has grown to more than 400, mostly parents who want to become knowledgeable about teen drugs and alcohol usage and learn ways of navigating these tough parenting years.
    Barrington Committed

    Barrington Committed is a lifestyle initiative based on a unique framework called Life of an Athlete (LOA), created by John Underwood.  The LOA multifaceted program focuses on factors facing today’s youth, which directly impact their physical, behavioral, and intellectual development. The factors are proper nutrition, sufficient sleep, and the benefits of being drug and alcohol free.

    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. You can visit our bullying resources page for more information on this topic.
    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.

    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
    H.E.R.E. in Barrington

    HERE in Barrington
    The H.E.R.E. in Barrington coalition provides Help, Encouragement, Resources and Education to prevent teen suicide in the Barrington 220 community. H.E.R.E. strives to create a community where teens and parents feel they can be educated and talk about mental health issues. 
    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.
    LINK Barrington

    LINK Barrington
    LINK Barrington is a parent organization that discusses mental health and social-emotional learning when appropriate.

    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 274637.
    Social and Emotional Local Area Resources
    Hospitals/Mental Health Assessments

    Community Agencies and Additional Resources

    Resources for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    *Several local area hospitals will provide a drug and alcohol assessment. Please refer to the hospital resource list for information.

    Crisis Hotlines

    • National Suicide Hotline - 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK


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