Inservices and Ongoing Education

Substance Use Among Teens: Fentanyl and Other Lesser-Known Drugs

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This training will emphasize the importance of preventing adolescent substance use.  A review of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Hypothesis will serve as a frame of reference for how exposure to adversity in childhood and adolescence may increase the risk for substance use.  The role of resilience and relationships with peers will be explored. Specific local, …

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Coffee Case Chat

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This session is being held in person at the CASA office in downtown Geneva. Join fellow CASA/GAL Volunteers 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 and supportive environment to discuss your case, receive …

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Spring Volunteer Self-Care Symposium

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Spring Volunteer Self-Care Symposium Date: Friday, April 12th Time: 9am – 2pm Cost: Free of charge! Registration: Opens at 8am, including a continental breakfast.   Join us in welcoming our esteemed Keynote Speaker, Daniel Blaine, who will share his journey of overcoming adversity, from abuse and homelessness to leadership at College of Lake County.   …

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Keeping Children Safe Online

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Hosted by Illinois CASA, presented by Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Topics include -types of online sexual misconduct (boundary violations, inappropriate explicit communication and imagery); tips for talking to children about digital safety Click here to register

Motivational Interviewing for Foster Parents and Caregivers with Adolescents

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This training is an overview of motivational interviewing to assist foster parents/caregivers in talking with their adolescents. It will discuss: 1. The concepts of change and why it can be difficult; 2. Ambivalence and how it affects change; 3. Where motivation comes from; 4. The OARS skills and how to apply them. Held virtually, hosted …

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That Makes Sensory: Understanding Sensory Processing Differences in Children

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This training will give parents and professionals a deeper understanding of what sensory processing is, its’ importance, and what it means when a child has a dysfunctional sensory system. Participants will learn the basics about the sensory motor loop, the eight senses in sensory processing, the different types of dysfunction, and how a dysfunctional sensory …

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Abuse & Neglect Recertification

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Held on Microsoft Teams This training is for volunteers who have been inactive for 90 days or more, or have closed a case and are ready to take another. Please check with your Supervisor to determine if you should attend.

Court Report Writing

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Held on Microsoft Teams – check your inbox for the link Receive a refresher on the new online court report form, and on developing appropriate content for those interested.

A Community’s Collective Response to Trauma

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Hosted and Presented by Prevent Child Abuse Illinois In this presentation, Jim Sporleder will share how he led Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA on a journey to becoming a trauma-informed school, how community partners came together to support the schools’ efforts, and the unexpected outcomes that resulted from the process. Jim will share …

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