Inservices and Ongoing Education

Il Primary Prevention to Reduce the Negative Impacts of the Social Determinants of Health in Child Welfare

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Held virtually, Hosted by YouthCare Illinois, Presented by Gary Pate, MSSW, LCSW Imagine a Child Well-Being System wherein 90% of children remain with their biological family.  Since much of our well-being is associated with social and economic factors, it is reasonable to focus our efforts on addressing the negative impacts of Social Determinants of Health, …

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Mid-Day Case Chat

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Held virtually on Teams, presented by CASA Kane County Invitation and link have been emailed to all volunteers Join fellow CASA/GAL Volunteers on this virtual call to hear about issues we are all facing on our cases.  Advocate Supervisors and Training staff will be in attendance to guide each session, providing you with a safe …

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Empathy and Advocacy for LGBTQIA+ Youth and Families

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Join Gary Pate, LCSW, YouthCare Senior Trainer, to learn about sensitive assessment strategies, safety concerns and the effects of minority stress on healthy identity development for LGBTQIA+ youth and families.  The new DCFS Procedure 302, Appendix K (Support and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Children and Youth) will be …

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Identifying and Responding to Cases of Human Trafficking in Youth

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Held virtually on Zoom, Hosted by Illinois CASA This training will provide an in-depth overview of how the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center addresses cases of human trafficking, as well as potential indicators of exploitation. This training will look at the complex issue of human trafficking through the lens of the child welfare system and other …

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Volunteer Appreciation Social Invite CASA

Volunteer Appreciation Recognition Evening

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Join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Recognition Evening to thank all of our wonderful Volunteers. Thursday, May 9th from 4:30-7:30pm  Eagle Brook Country Club: 2288 Fargo Blvd, Geneva, IL 60134 Hosted by CASA Kane County  

CASA Mid-Day Case Chat

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Join us for an extended 90 minute case chat focused on working with challenging Foster Parents and/or Biological Parents.  During this session, Annie Barsch, MA, LMFT, will answer case specific questions and provide best practices for positive interactions with the goal of developing collaborative relationships. Invitation and link have been emailed to all volunteers.

Mid-Day Case Chat

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Held virtually on Teams, presented by CASA Kane County Invitation and link have been emailed to all volunteers Join us for an extended 90 minute case chat focused on working with challenging Foster Parents and/or Biological Parents.  During this session, Annie Barsch, MA, LMFT, will answer case specific questions and provide best practices for positive …

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Court Report Writing Workshop

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Held virtually on Teams, presented by CASA Kane County Invitation and link have been emailed to all volunteers The first 60 minutes of this virtual workshop will be a review of the new online court report writing form.  The last 30 minutes will focus on the content that should be included in the body of …

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Be Strong Families Youth Advisory Board for Older Youth in Care

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Join Christina Wolken, Youth Advisory Board Lead Administrator with Be Strong families to learn more about this organization and program for older youth in care. Be Strong Families is committed to creating and sustaining programs that positively impact all youth and their families, especially youth that are experiencing challenges and adversity. As a part of …

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Human Trafficking: The Risk within Child Welfare

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This training will provide an understanding human trafficking. Attendees will be able to identify indicators that someone might be experiencing human trafficking and how to report the situation to the appropriate authority. We will review risk factors as well as high risk populations. Held virtually, hosted by YouthCare Illinois Register Here