Phone: 8159332216


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. University of Illinois 2007 MSW University of Illinois 2009

Brianne Boehrnsen

          Welcome to Ms. Boehrnsen's (aka Ms. B) website!

 I am so excited to start my 5th year at Bradley West Elementary and my 10th year in school social work! I received my bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies in the spring of 2007 from the Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign.  My master's degree in social work was also obtained through the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in the spring 2009.  My role as the school social worker is to work with students and families to meet their social, emotional, and behavioral needs as this concerns and needs relate to school.  Please do not hesitate to connect with me if you have any questions or concerns. Below you will find various resources available in Kankakee County and nationwide.  I look forward to working with you and know this will be a great school year! 

I can be reached via email at or by calling Bradley West at 815-933-2216

Behavioral Health Resources 

Riverside Medical Center Behavioral Health Services Helpline
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Call for more information or referrals.

National Suicide Hotlines
1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433 (
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) for deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals (

CARES (Crisis and Referral Entry Services) Line
Call CARES when a child is at risk to himself or others, and any time you or others think a child is having a mental health crisis. 
1-800-345-9049 (Voice) or 1-866-794-0374 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected call:
1-800-25-ABUSE (252-2873) 

Elder Abuse Hotline
If you suspect the abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older person call:
1-866-800-1409 or 1-888-206-1327 (TTY) 

Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault:
KC-CASA provides victims of sexual assault and abuse with crisis and counseling services 
Kankakee County - 815-932-3322
Iroquois County - 815-432-0420

Disaster Distress Helpline
National helpline for those experiencing distress related to natural or man-made disasters. Toll-free, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Multilingual 
1-800-985-5990 or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Community Mental Health Resources

Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
The Center is a comprehensive outpatient-counseling agency that provides mental health counseling services and therapy to children, adolescents, and adults who live and work in Kankakee County. Helen Wheeler also provides crisis screenings for adolescents (SASS) and adults.

Iroquois Mental Health Center
Offers outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and adults; psychotherapy, counseling, psychiatric consultation; MI day program services, substance abuse counseling; including state-certified DUI services. Family, group, and individual services are offered.

Riverside Medical Center's Psychiatric Associates
Provides psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults.

Mental Health and Behavioral Health Hotlines and Resources