Professional Workshops

Youth Services offers free and low-cost workshops for professionals and interested community members.
Most Workshops are Free: Free presentation - Continuing education (CE) clock hours available for social work/counselors. We no longer do Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU's) unless noted. We are registered as a provider of Social Work/Counseling Continuing Education (which meet all the standards for Counseling, per the State of Illinois).
Location of Live Workshops: Warren Township Youth and Family Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031.
*Full day and half day workshops may have a fee.


Different types of adult silhouettes Helping Emerging Adults Become the Best Versions of Themselves:

Infusing Positive Psychology with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Emerging adulthood is a life phase consisting of various possibilities, continual change and unique challenges. The primary goal of this presentation is to discuss how positive psychology can be infused with CBT to help emerging adults not only reduce their pain and suffering, but also find meaning and joy in life. In addition to a theoretical overview of positive psychology and its application, there will be special attention paid to the negative impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic on the emerging adult population and resources to promote improvement.

Presenters: The Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults, Hofstra University, Norman Miller PhD., Jessica Cannone M.S., Angela Moyer M.S. & Alexa Prodromakis B.S.

Date: Thursday, February 24th 2022              Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm           Location of Workshop: Zoom - Link will be sent out the day before event. 

CE Hours: 3         Certificates will be provided 1-2 weeks after the event.                




Trainings Previously Offered

ETHICS AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE 

(Live training with Mark Sanders)

ACTIVELY ENGAGING STUDENTS DURING A PANDEMIC

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DIVERSITY DIALOGUE

Moving from cultural competency to cultural humility.
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