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Social Work/Family Support

Social Work and Family Support Services

St. Vincent de Paul Center works to ensure that every child in our program has the support and services they need as they grow and develop. Because a child’s parents are their first and most important teachers, our two Master’s level Social Workers and Family Support Specialist strive to become partners with all of our families and assist them in accessing the resources that they need to support their child’s academic, emotional and social well-being.

What We Do:

  • Support the child care team
  • Provide a social work perspective
  • Help parents learn about new ways to support their child’s social and emotional development
  • Implement the Baby TALK curriculum in our Birth to Three program and provide parents with useful developmental resources tailored to the age of their children.
  • Create individualized child and family goal plans
  • Create behavior plans and interventions with parents and teachers to help children succeed in their classroom environment
  • Provide short-term counseling and play therapy for children
  • Facilitate small group experiences for children to work on social skills
  • Crisis intervention
  • Provide case management services including assistance with employment and connecting families to emergency food and clothing resources
  • Assist parents in navigating the Chicago Public School System and access services for their children
  • Make referrals for services including counseling, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Early Intervention and others
  • Coordinate parent groups based on parents interests such as positive discipline, family stress and budgeting
  • Work with families, teachers and child care staff to help students adjust to their classroom environment and thrive at SVDPC

  •           Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
              Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14699 Chicago, IL 60614
  •           Marillac Social Center               773.722.7440           212 S. Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL 60612   
              St. Vincent de Paul Center        312.943.6776           2145 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614   
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