YES Meetings Will Resume In August

As a reminder, our next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  Have a safe and happy summer!

One Hope United and Warren Township Youth Services Present: PAPER TIGERS

One Hope United and Warren Township Youth Services 
One high schools unlikely success story
Screening and Discussion on Trauma Informed Schools 

Paper Tigers documents a school's journey in becoming trauma informed and breaking the cycle of poverty, violence and dysfunction that affects families. 
Please join us for the movie screening, followed by a panel discussion regarding trauma sensitive discipline and care in our school systems and potentially other institutions.
The panel will include both providers of trauma services and researchers from One Hope United, Lake County Health Department, Northwestern and Zion Schools. Free CE and CPDU credits offered.
This presentation is great for those who work with youth professionally, volunteers, mentors, foster parents or anyone who cares about the impact of trauma on children.
December 1
  Free Workshop6-8:30 pm
2.5 CE and CPDU Hours

Warren Township
Town Hall
17801 W. Washington St.
(entrance is on Almond)
Gurnee, IL 60031



847-244-1101 Ext. *401

University Center brings NIU anti-bullying conference to Lake County

University Center brings NIU anti-bullying conference to Lake County
Grayslake, 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 with the early bird registration ending on October 7.  Full details, including a schedule, a flyer, and a registration form, are also available at
Hilary Ward Schnadt, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Services & Programs
University Center of Lake County
1200 University Center Drive
Grayslake, IL 60030-2614
Voice:  847/665-4004
Fax:  847/665-4111

NCTSN Response: Orlando Nightclub Hate Crime and Act of Terrorism

This information is being forwarded to you from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

In response to the Orlando Nightclub hate crime and act of terrorism, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities respond:

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.

Round Lake Area Job Fair - June 29, 2016

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):


April: Alcohol Awareness Month

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.

Beat the Blame Game - April 14, 2016

Please join the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in welcoming Catharsis Productions on April 14, 2016 at the College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus, Lower Level Auditorium in Building C from 6pm to 8pm. Read below to learn more!

Let’s face it. Ugly behavior abounds. On college campuses. Military bases. In the workplace. Yet, it’s hard enough to even acknowledge just how much people are perpetrating acts of sexual assault, harassment, racial discrimination, or violence—let alone have an honest, constructive dialogue about these issues.

Catharsis Productions brings a profound passion to starting these important conversations and they do it in a very unexpected way. Their engaging programs get students, military personnel and employees talking, sharing, and yes, even laughing about the behaviors, stereotypes and cultural attitudes that contribute to these social issues.

Their approach is fully supported by research in education, psychology and cognition and led by trained educators who also happen to be dynamic, charismatic speakers. It all boils down to a proven, simple truth: laughter and honesty have the power to initiate change. Only when defenses are lowered, are people truly able to reflect on behaviors and beliefs, and begin a positive transformation.

Learn more about ‘Beat the Blame Game’ by clicking on the link below to view the video!