This month, we are inviting Coalition members to attend the Right Now in Lake County presentation instead of our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 23. The event is hosted by the Lake County Community Foundation, which has generously extended an invitation to the Lake County YES Coalition to attend.
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 7:45 am - 10:00 am
Location: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital - Hughes Conference Center, 1000 Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Lake County Community Foundation welcomes nationally renowned researcher, University of Washington Public Affairs professor and Brookings Institution nonresident fellow DR. SCOTT W. ALLARD to discuss his 2017 book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty.
For a decade, Dr. Allard has researched and written extensively about the suburbanization of poverty, focusing on Lake County, Illinois as a national case study. A panel of local leaders will discuss issues at the intersection of poverty and place. Join us to gain valuable information to guide your strategic community investment and connect with others dedicated to building a better Lake County through philanthropy and civic engagement.
Space is limited, so we encourage you to register by the registration deadline of January 16. More information is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-now-in-lake-county-featuring-dr-scott-w-allard-tickets-41146455155.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUniversity Center brings NIU anti-bullying conference to Lake CountyGrayslake, IL (September 22, 2016) University Center of Lake County is collaborating with Northern Illinois University to bring their “Bullying: How Schools Can Respond” conference to Lake County. The conference will take place simultaneously in DeKalb and Grayslake on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8 am to 2:15 pm. The sites will be linked through interactive video and some sessions will originate from each location.The goal of this professional development conference is to educate administrators, teachers, counselors, and staff members about how they can respond to the issue of bullying in their schools. It is the sixth annual conference organized by the NIU College of Education Office of External & Global Programs and NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming and the second consecutive year in which they have partnered with University Center of Lake County.The keynote address, “Expanding Our Approach to Gender-Based Bullying,” will be given by Molly Holmes, Director, NIU Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, with Z Nicolazzo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Adult & Higher Education Program, Faculty Associate, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, NIU.Additional sessions/speakers include:“Preventing and Addressing Cyberbullying: Resources and Tools” by Christine Malecki, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, NIU, with Michelle Demaray, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, NIU.“Prevention Strategies: From Evidence-Based Practice to the Lived Experience of Students and Parents” by Andy Duran, Executive Director, LEAD/ SpeakUP! Prevention Coalition with parent Micaiah Robinson.Registration is now open at http://www.niu.edu/clasep/conferences/bullying/index.shtml with the early bird registration ending on October 7. Full details, including a schedule, a flyer, and a registration form, are also available at http://ucenter.org###Hilary Ward Schnadt, PhDAssociate Dean for Academic Services & ProgramsUniversity Center of Lake County1200 University Center DriveGrayslake, IL 60030-2614Voice: 847/665-4004Fax: 847/665-4111
This information is being forwarded to you from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
- The Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
- Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
- Talking to Children about the Shooting
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Sibling Death and Childhood Traumatic Grief: Information for Families
- Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
- LGBTQ Issues and Child Trauma
- LGBTQ Youth: Voices of Trauma, Lives of Promise (video)
- Safe Spaces, Safe Places for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth (video)
- LGBTQ Youth and Trauma: Information for Mental Health Professionals
The NCTSN also has resources on Psychological First Aid (PFA) PFA is an early intervention to support children, youth, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA have been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish. There is a PFA for Faith-Based Leaders available for download, as well as PFA Mobile, which is an app available on Android and Apple devices. An online training course for PFA is available on the NCTSN Learning Center, as well as a Childhood Traumatic Grief and Developing Clinical Competence in Working with LGBTQ Youth and Families Speaker Series. SAMSHA has a Disaster Distress Hotline - call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor.
Senator Melinda Bush's office, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Job Center of Lake County, will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Magee Middle School in Round Lake. More information is available on the flyers below (English and Spanish both available):
From the Illinois Collaboration on Youth News:
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity to talk early and often to prevent underage drinking. SAMHSA's Underage Drinking Prevention campaign offers resources on address the issue of alcohol targeted to youth ages 9 to 15.