Sybil Baker, LCSW

Social Worker, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; Associate Director, School Mental Health: Interventions, Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR)



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Sybil Baker is a Social Worker and Mental Health Consultant for Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR). She has 9 years of clinical experience as a social worker and Behavior Intervention Specialist in school and community settings. Ms. Baker specializes in consultation for school staff on strengthening resilience in children, and building school-wide tiered systems and supports for social-emotional and behavioral challenges. At the Center, Ms. Baker serves as the Targeted (Tier II) Intervention Training Lead, organizing and facilitating evidence-based trainings and on-going supported implementation for school-based clinicians on a variety of interventions including Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Bounce Back, and Anger Coping. In this role, she also focuses on workforce development and local sustainability through leading train-the-trainer and coaching models for implementation. Ms. Baker partners with school districts, after-school programs, and community organizations to develop and implement trauma-responsive practices tailored to the culture and setting through training, coaching, needs assessment and action planning. In addition, Ms. Baker has experience building and sustaining Behavioral Health Teams (BHTs) in school districts throughout Chicagoland. She is a highly skilled national trainer and innovator in the area of school-based mental health supports.

Ms. Baker is the recipient of the 2016 Social Work Exemplar Award from Lurie Children’s for excellence in her field. She is co-author of a 5-module “plug and play” toolkit, Stress and Coping Toolkit, for Chicago Public Schools.

Ms. Baker earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She also holds a post-master’s Certificate in Advanced Practice in Schools from Loyola University Chicago, Family & School Partnership Program.


Education & Training

Education: University of Chicago; Seattle Pacific University

Postgraduate Training: Loyola University Chicago