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Taking Charge Parenting Group Sessions Starting Feb 19, 2015

Taking Charge

Sessions start February 19, 2015
Parenting Education Group

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50th Anniversary Gala Grand Raffle

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Bridge Counseling and Therapy

Counseling & Therapy

The Bridge provides comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in the many emotional or behavioral problems facing children and families. The Bridge offers a variety of options to help children and their families cope with the challenges they face.

Child and Family

(Spanish and English)

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Building Bridges

Early Childhood Program

Since its inception in 2006, the Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program has served hundreds of children six years of age and under.

Children 0-5

(Spanish and English)

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Peer Connections

Peer Connections is a 6 week pro-social group for boys ages 8-11.

Group for Boys

ages 8-11

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SPARCS stands for Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress with a focus on helping participants cope with current stress in their lives.


Completely present-focused

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Weekend Crisis Intervention Counselor

The Bridge Youth and Family Services Crisis Team is currently accepting resumes for a part time position for Weekend Crisis Intervention Counselor.

A weekend Counselor provides crisis intervention on call services one weekend a month (6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday)
responding to police stations or hospitals in Northwest suburban Chicago dealing with runaway, locked-out or homeless youth and their families.

  • Master's degree or current enrollment in Master’s degree program in a human services related field required.
  • Reliable transportation and cell phone required.
  • Must have ability to be on-site to Northwest Suburban locations within a one-hour response time.

Interested parties can direct questions to Heather Mlynek at: The Bridge Youth and Family Services
721 S. Quentin Rd., Ste. 103
Palatine, IL 60067

Main: 847-359-7490
Direct: 847-485-3091
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Part-time Position

(Crisis Intervention Counselor)

Contact Heather

To help young people and their families achieve social and emotional health.

Our mission here at The Bridge is to help young people and families achieve social and emotional health. The Bridge accomplishes its' mission by providing comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in the many emotional or behavioral problems facing youth and their families. Counseling is available to preschool-age children (Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program) and youth through age 17. Mentoring programs are also available for children 7-15 years of age.

Services are available to all Palatine Township residents regardless of ability to pay.