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Health and Wellness Resources

In District 64, we regularly support our students through individual and group counseling as well as our social-emotional learning programs so that students are able to engage in all that school has to offer.

If parents have additional concerns about their students, they can reach out to the building principals and nurses for assistance.

District 64’s Facilitator of School Health Services & Certified School Nurse is Andrea Zito, R.N. Her number is 847-318-5439. You can find each school's nurse by clicking here.

Visit our Health Services Page to see how District 64 is providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.

If you, your child, or others are in a crisis and need immediate assistance, please dial 911.  

The state of Illinois also has crisis assistance through Safe2Help.  Safe2Help can be reached as follows: 
Phone: 844-4SAFEIL
Text: SAFE2 (72332) 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for youth and adults, and best practices for professionals. They can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.

Non-emergency assistance is also available through the Park Ridge Police Department: (847) 318-5252. Ask to speak with a specially trained officer in mental health concerns (CIT) or the department’s Social Worker. Or via the Niles Police Department non-emergency number: (847) 588-6500.

District 64 is pleased to provide this list of psychologists, counselors and social workers, crisis services and psychiatric services. District 64 does not specifically endorse any of those on this list. The information is for general and informal guidance only.

Erin’s Law in Illinois requires all school districts to educate children in public schools on sexual abuse prevention through an age-appropriate curriculum. The District has incorporated this curriculum into the existing Science and Health units at all of our schools. The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family, but a closer look at the situation may be warranted when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination. For help in recognizing child abuse or neglect, please visit DCFS Safe Kids.

All District 64 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).

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides and maintains the Faith’s Law Resource Guide for pupils, parents/guardians, and teachers, which has sexual abuse responses and prevention resources available in their community. Also included is the contact information of entities that provide services for victims of child sexual abuse and their families.

District 64’s employee ethics and code of professional conduct policy, Board Policy 5:120, was updated to comply with Faith’s Law. 

Together We Discover, Learn, Grow & Care

At D64, our mission is to foster opportunities for discovery, engagement, and growth for all students. We accomplish this by nurturing interdependence, appreciation of differences, and care for self and others.

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