Adult Workshops & Services

Warren Township Youth Services provides a variety of parenting and adult groups. None of the programs provide certificates of completion and no one is mandated to receive services. Limited childcare is offered for some programs and must be requested at the time of the registration. If you have any questions about residency or the group material, please call 847-244-1101, ext. *401. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
+The fee allows a spouse or co-parent to attend the parenting group for the listed dates. Need-based scholarships available.
All groups are held at 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031 and virtually (unless otherwise noted). 


An animal expert's advice on helping your pet cope with change.
Many of you have dogs, cats, and other animals that have not been alone since the start of the lock-down and you worry about leaving them. After months of having the constant sense of security and confidence that comes with having the family around, your pet will need to adjust to your absence. Join us for a discussion with Sandy Kamen Wisniewski, the founder and director of Animal Education and Rescue, NFP about how we can best help our pets (and ourselves) cope with change.

Day: W Date: 07/28/2021 Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Fee: Location: Via Zoom

CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder logo

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

CHADD is a national non-profit group dedicated to educating, advocating and supporting those dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). CHADD of Northern Illinois holds monthly support and informational meetings for anyone living with ADHD, their caregivers, spouses/partners, educators, professionals, and anyone wanting to learn more about ADHD. The group is facilitated by Lisa Alexoff, LPC, NCC and Eric Tivers, LCSW. For topics and info, please visit the Northern Illinois CHADD Meetup page.
Group meets every First Monday of the month from 6:15-8:00pm at Youth Services.

Adult Mental Health First Aid
Bear wearing a blue shirt that says Mental Health First Aid

4 Reasons to become a Mental Health First Aider:
1. Be prepared: Just like you learn CPR, learn how to help someone in a mental health or substance use crisis.
2. Mental Illnesses are common: 1 in 5 people will experience one in a given year.
3. You care: Be there for a friend, family member, or colleague. Learn how to start a conversation.
4. You can help: People with mental illnesses often suffer alone. Learn when and how to step in and offer support. 

Day: W Date: 07/28/2021 Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm



A positive approach to understanding your ADHD child.
This 4-week program presents information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including embracing its strengths, understanding common challenges, and useful approaches to parenting. This program will also address the current challenges of virtual learning and physical distancing amidst the pandemic and will also provide useful strategies for these challenges. Parents will be encouraged to openly discuss their challenges and try new strategies in the home. Parents will not only develop a better understanding of the disorder, but will learn practical interventions by by Jessica Ruff, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CTMH from Aspire Counseling, Consulting, and Creative Solutions, LLC in Gurnee.

Day: TBD  Date: TBD  Time: TBD
Fee: TBD  Location: TBD


How to better understand and help your child.
This 2-week group provides parents a better understanding of what anxiety is and how it uniquely impacts children, role of attachment, practical strategies for parenting and tips that can help their children. Parents are encouraged to openly discuss their challenges and try new strategies at home. This group is open to parents of children formally diagnosed with anxiety or whose worrying impacts their life. This group is presented by child and family therapist Alison Koehler, LCPC.

Registration is per couple.
Day: TBD Date: TBD Time: TBD
Fee: TBD Location: TBD 

Previous Programs


Responding to their high frustration and low motivation.

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