We all have experienced difficult times throughout typical transitions in life– when children are born, raising teenagers or taking care of elderly parents. We also experience crisis that aren't always as predictable– loss of a loved one, violence in relationships or being a victim of a crime.
During these periods, the fears and emotional strains which may appear can often be more upsetting than the incidents themselves. It is at these moments that a social worker may be of assistance.
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Referrals are made by police officers, fire fighters or community development personnel who have contacts with individuals or families experiencing social, psychological and/or behavioral problems. Schools, hospitals or community agencies who encounter individuals with problems of a high risk nature may also at times make referrals to the Carpentersville Police Department social worker.
The social worker is available to assist in a variety of crisis situations that may occur within the Village of Carpentersville. The social worker is available to provide support, assessment, education, recommendations and referrals. Additionally, referrals are provided for short and longer term counseling.
The social worker is a trained advocate able to assist victims of domestic violence by providing information about the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, orders of protection, courts and the police process.
General Domestic Violence
In general, the social worker is here to offer intervention. She provides education on domestic violence and the legal system, referrals for shelter, shelter or alternative safe place to victims of domestic violence, and referrals for short and long term counseling.
Victims of Crime Advocacy Services
The social worker is available to all victims of crime for immediate support services, information, education and orientation of the court system, and referrals to appropriate agencies for short or long term counseling services.
Social Services Coordinator Meg Krase
Meg is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Illinois. She started with the Carpentersville Police Department at the end of 2019. Meg comes to the Village with previous experience working with victims in the criminal court system, childhood trauma victims, and with abuse to seniors and persons with disabilities. Meg también puede ayudarle en español.
Therapy K9 WalterWalter is a 4 year old American Fox Hound who works as a Therapy K9 for the Carpentersville Police Department. Walter was originally found as a stray by the ASPCA in Brevard County Florida. Walter then passed his medical, and temperament testing with the Paws and Stripes College Program in Brevard County Florida. Walter was then trained by 4 inmates for 12 weeks to become a Law Enforcement Therapy K9. In September of 2021 Social Service Coordinator Meg Krase went to a 40 hour training to be partnered up with Walter. In the year since Walter has been at the police department he has gone on over 100 visits. These visits include, working with victims of crime, going to schools, going to community events, and working with community partners. Walter lives at home with Meg when he is not working. He enjoys playing fetch and chasing squirrels in his free time.
Family Matters Program
Empowering Information, Encouraging Communication
Providing an opportunity for all Carpentersville families to participate in relevant, up to date classes on pressing topics. Through these topics, families will learn more about the subject and open communication within the family.
Spacing is limited, contact Meg Krase at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847)551-3481 to reserve your seat