The mission of Regina Dominican’s Student Services Department is to equip our students to reach their fullest potential at our school. After 64 years of educating young women, we have seen what types of resources are needed to keep students on their journey to meet their academic and life goals.
Our Counselors provide support and guidance honoring what every student needs to continue to grow and thrive, whether that be for academic, behavioral, and social/emotional growth through individual and group counseling sessions. Counselors collaborate with teachers, parents, mental health providers, and administrators to ensure that students are achieving personal success to enable them to be lifelong learners.
Here are the support programs available to our students.
The goal of the Caritas Supports Program is to provide the academic support a student needs so that she may acquire the learning strategies, executive function skills, and study habits that give her the confidence to become a successful learner.
All students enrolled in the program will work with a teacher who will help them strengthen their study skills and/or offer tutorial support in a smaller, structured study period.
During this study period, students will gain assistance with organizational, executive function, as well as advocacy and communications skills. The Caritas Support teacher and her guidance counselor will communicate regularly with your daughter’s other teachers and with home on a weekly basis.
Caritas Support is not limited to those students with defined learning challenges and may be sought out by any student or parents through our Student Services Department. Contact Terese Sullivan for any additional information. [email protected].
Counselors are available to meet individually with students to help with the following:
- Goal Setting
- Academic Planning
- Crisis Intervention and Behavior Management
- Peer Relationships
- Effective Social Skills
- Study skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Stress Management
Small Group Counseling
The following groups are designed to provide support and assistance to students and their families, covering topics like:
- Coping with Family Stress
- Grief Support
- Coping Skills (anxiety)
- Peer Relations (skill building)
- If you would like to learn more about our small counseling groups, please contact the Student Services Department.
Group Guidance provides counselors the opportunity to teach developmental guidance lessons at each class level. Lessons include but are not limited to:
- Drug/Alcohol Prevention and Substance Abuse Education
- Suicide Prevention
- Effective Communication /Conflict Resolution
- Importance of Self-Advocacy
- Mindfulness/Creating Balance
- Multicultural/Diversity Awareness
- Academic Skill Support
- Academic Course Planning
- Learning Style Assessment
- Career Awareness
- College Planning
- Standardized Testing Support
Illinois Mental Health Resources
Safe2Help Illinois offers students a safe, confidential way to share information that might help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence or other threats to school safety
Call 1 (800) 345-9049
If a child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24 hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hour)
Call 1 (800) 273-8255
For those experiencing a mental health crisis. Staff will connect you with the closest possible crisis center in your area.
Crisis Text Line
Text "HELLO" to 741741
Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24/7. Trained crisis counselors will respond and help.
Illinois Warm Line
For those with personal or family mental health and/or substance use challenges. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support.
National Runaway Safeline
Call 1 (800) 786-2929 or text: 66008
24/7 national safeline for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help.