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Lisle CUSD 202


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Social Worker

Welcome to your School Social Worker's Page!

Lauren Crome Malcolm, MSW

Phone: 630-493-8219

E-mail: lmalcolm@lisle202.org


Master's degree in Social Work with Schools Specialization from University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign (2008)

Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2006)

My Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lisle Junior High 7:30 - 3:15 7:30 - 3:15 7:30 - 3:15 7:30 - 3:15 7:30 - 3:15



Social Emotional Learning: Why it Matters in Education:


Interventions at Lisle Junior High School


Classroom Lessons - Second Step, an evidence-based social-emotional learning curriculum is used to provide universal social emotional learning to all 6th - 8th grade students. Students receive this instruction during their homeroom every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year. Did you know your parent login to secondstep.org is provided through virtual backpack? With your login, you can learn the specifics of what your student is learning about their emotions, interactions with others, and decision making during their homeroom periods each week.


Social Skills Groups - Acquisition Based: These groups are for students in need of knowledge and practice pertaining to social skills. Often, the speech pathologist and social worker facilitate these groups together.  Work within these groups are often based on social thinking curriculum aligned with Michelle Garcia Winner's work. Examples of curriculum resources used are:  Thinking about You; Thinking About Me; Movie Time Social Learning, and Navigating the Social World 

Social Skills Groups - Performance Based: For students who choose not to practice positive social skills but who are aware of appropriate social skills. These groups focus heavily upon decision making skills (defining values, weighing choices and consequences, and evaluating outcomes). Behavior is shaped and reinforced within group. Examples of curriculum resources used are: WhyTry, Strong Kids.


Coping Skills Groups - For students in need of learning coping skills due to uncomfortable emotions experienced at school. Students learn thinking errors, cognitive restructuring, and other relaxation strategies. Examples of curriculum resources used are: Strong Kids, Coping Cat

Individual Counseling - For students who need individualized intervention due to their significant difficulty coping or making healthy decisions in the school environment.

Useful Websites:

What do School Social Workers Do? : http://www.iassw.org/info.htm

Illinois' Social and Emotional Learning Standards: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ils/social_emotional/standards.htm

Last Update: 01/16/15