Community Wellness

Works to help individuals and their families within the community find the support they need to achieve their personal goals.

Domestic Violence

  • Family violence and partner abuse/power and control
  • Stress management
  • Developing coping skills to recover from abuse
  • Gaining personal empowerment to overcome issues of anger and aggression arising from an abusive relationship
  • Improving self-esteem and self care
  • Learning positive and assertive communication skills

Marital/Family Counseling

When someone in the family has a problem, it can affect the entire family system.  Family counseling is an effective way to help all family members understand the issues and the conflicts that arise. Family counseling may provide the opportunity for the entire family to communicate openly and problem solve as a cohesive unit.

group counseling

  • Parenting education
  • Domestic violence support group for victims
  • Anxiety group for teens
  • Early childhood aggression group

 

 

 

Crisis Intervention

  • Providing emergency relief funds and food
  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Referrals to other support services
  • Case management
  • Long-term support for situations extending beyond the initial 12-week crisis counseling services

Individual Counseling

  • Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and verbal)
  • Acculturation problems
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Death, grief, and loss
  • Depression and anger
  • Family/relational conflicts
  • Intergenerational conflicts
  • Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
  • Other personality disorders
  • Trauma

school social work services

School Social Work services are provided to two schools by KACS: Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois and Jahn World Language School in Chicago, Illinois. Individual and group counseling services are provided to children ages kindergarten through the end of high school in order for them to better acculturate to their new surroundings in the school environment and improve their overall functioning in the classroom.

 

wellness department staff

All direct service staff members are bilingual and bicultural, and are either credentialed (MSW) therapists or clinical MSW-level interns. We offer counseling services in the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and English. We are dedicated to helping our clients to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers and safely rebuild their lives