Social Workers

MISSION
The York Social Work department is a key component of the York Student Services team.  We work collaboratively with school personnel to provide the best learning experience for all students.  Referrals come from a number of sources, including counselors, deans, teachers, parents, and students.  Our unique graduate level training in social work enables us to understand and interpret the influence of the school, home, and community on children and helps us to identify the social and emotional issues that may be interfering with a student’s overall academic and social potential.  Our services include crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, consultation with teachers and administrators, assessments, classroom presentations, student advocacy, and acting as liaisons to families in need of counseling, legal, medical, and financial services. 

Social Worker
Aligns with the following counselors/programs:
Nelly Aviña (Bilingual Spanish) 
(630) 617-2404 
navina@elmhurst205.org
Diane Oliveros (Bilingual Spanish)
Deirdre Devlin
(630) 617-2477
ddevlin@elmhurst205.org
Andrew Fuller
Lisa Julian (Class of 2020, 2021)
Ryan Walz
Teri Finley
(630) 617-2470
tfinley@elmhurst205.org
Julie Feldkamp-Pradhan    
Ashley Tucker
Trisha Weber (Class of 2021, 2022)
Kelly McGarry
(630) 617-2413
kmcgarry@elmhurst205.org
Students with courses in the ACCESS program
Bonnie Salvo
(630) 617-2421
bsalvo@elmhurst205.org
Kara Dollaske 
Karla Goldman 
Trisha Weber (Class of 2019, 2020)
Kristi Stone
(630) 617-2428
kstone@elmhurst205.org
Bill Gardner
Lisa Julian (Class of 2019, 2022)
Students with courses in the Life Skills program

COMMON ISSUES THAT RESULT IN A SOCIAL WORK REFERRAL

  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation (1-800-SUICIDE, 1-800-273-TALK)
  • Abuse/Neglect (1-800-25-ABUSE)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Sexual Assault/Rape (630-971-3927)
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • School Transfer Issues
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Parent/Child Conflict
  • Student/Teacher Conflict
  • Stress
  • Attendance Problems
  • Loneliness
  • Alienation
  • Drop in Grades
  • Trauma

Most social work referrals result in short-term counseling.  For students and families in need of more specialized or long-term treatment, the York Social Work Department has provided a list of outside referrals and services on this page.  Please contact a York Social Worker for a confidential consultation in regard to the services you and your family may need.