Social Workers Available to Help Students, Parents
Social workers and psychologists will be available Wednesday and Thursday as students and parents face the loss of Butterfield School student Tony Borcia.
Libertyville Elementary District 70 will have social workers and psychologists available this week to help students and parents begin to process their grief after the loss of Butterfield School student Tony Borcia.
District 70 psychologists and social workers will be available in an informal drop-in setting on Wednesday and Thursday at the Educational Resource Center, across from Butterfield School.
The free service will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 1 and 2, at the ERC, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Meetings will be held in confidential settings.
Counselors will help students and parents deal with the death of 10-year-old Antonio "Tony" Borcia. Counselors will help students deal with grief, as well as explain to parents what they can expect as their child goes through the grieving process. Counselors also will suggest books to help both adults and children deal with loss.
The counselors will be available before the wake being held from 3-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at The Koenig Center, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., Libertyville. Counselors also will be available on Thursday, Aug. 2, when the funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville.
- This information was provided by Robin Smith Kollman, public relations facilitator for District 70.