Janet Plante

Contact Information

FHN Family Counseling Center
Stephenson County
421 W. Exchange Street
Freeport IL 61032
Phone: 815-599-7300

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Janet Plante

Specialty: Community Educator
Program: Northwest Illinois and Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Location: FHN Family Counseling Center – Stephenson County

Overview of work provided:
I help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides successful mentoring relationships that contribute to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all. Volunteers and mentees are matched in Stephenson and JoDaviess counties. I case manage these matches so children begin to gain self-confidence, acquire new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others.

In addition, I provide resources, services, and support related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) abuse prevention to community members, schools, and individuals through the utilization of evidence-based programs and strategies. A main focus is working with community coalitions to implement the Strategic Prevention Framework — including needs assessments, capacity building, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Bachelor's Degree:
Human Services - Judson University

Notable:

  • I have worked in programming focusing on our area youth since 1999. Areas have included working with witnesses of domestic violence, college readiness programming, community mobilization, and parenting programs.