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Professional Workshops

Youth Services offeres free and low cost workshops for professionals and interested community members.
Most Workshops are Fee: Free presentation— CE clock hours available for social work/counselors (we no longer do CPDU's unless noted). $5.00 charge for CE hours or certificate of completion. This may be paid at the workshop.
Location: Warren Township Youth and Family Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031

Sponsored by Friends of WNPL and Warrren Township Youth & Family Services

Michael Sullivan is the authro of Raising Boy Readers (2014) and Connecting Boys with Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap (2009), among other publications. He has spoken widely on the topic of boys and reading, and will provide practical strategies to professionals who struggle with the relunctant readers.

Date: Friday, September 29 Time: 4-5 pm Cost: Free  CPDU: 1 hour
Location: Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Rd., Gurnee
Registration: Must call (847) 244-5150 ext. 5

Attachment, Self Regulation & Competency (ARC) A Framework for Building Resiliency in Youth and Families Impacted by Trauma

Co-Sponsored by College of Lake County Human Services and Social Work Department, Warren Township Youth & Family Services and Lake County Health Department

Workshop Description
Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) is a core treatment model developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their care giving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment work, child development and resiliency literature, the approach recognizes the importance of working with the child in context, and recognizes the role that historical experiences may have on functioning.

he Presenter: Liza Simon-Roper, ACSW, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP, is a highly experienced and recognized expert in the area of trauma treatment and a Certi-fied ARC Trainer through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute.

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd Start Time: 8:30 am End Time: 4:30 pm

Location: College of Lake County, Wing A, Room AO13, Lower Level, 19351 West Washington St., Gurnee, IL 60031
Fee: $60.00 per person Lunch: A voucher will be provided at the Cafe Willow (the onsite cafeteria).

Continuing Education: 6.5 CEU. From the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA) for CADC and IDPFR approved for social workers and professional counselors. You will be awarded CEU’s for the # of hours you were present in the training.

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Presented by Christine Cowen, a clinical sleep educator with the Advocate Sleep Center, professionals will learn about such issues as common childhood sleep disorders, nightmares vs. sleep terrors, sleep apnea, how much sleep is needed, sleep walking, healthy sleep and teens and sleep routines. Mrs. Cowen will help professionals develop a better understanding of diagnosis, impact on children's functioning and how best to address the issues with both their clients and parents.

Day: Friday Date: November 10 Time: 10 am - noon Fee: None  
Location: Youth Services