Archive: Professional Development

School Staff Wellness Celebration & Showcase

Join us for an opportunity to reflect, celebrate, and recover from a tough school year! Participants will learn about wellness resources & strategies from a variety of community providers and ROE staff. Engaging activities & experiential learning will focus on practices that can enhance both your personal and professional experiences ...read more

LGBTQ Youth Community Education

Join Youth Outlook the first social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ youth. They work with 6 counties in the Chicago suburbs, offering drop-in centers for youth, parent support, and community education. Come learn helpful ways from the presenter on how to support the youth ...read more

Family Calming Kit Make and Take

Join us for a fun hands-on event to make your own sensory putty. You will also be introduced to other calming skills and receive handouts. All families and community members welcome! Facilitated by Monique Shaw, LSW, QMHP, DeKalb County Regional Office Of Education

Spring Early Learning Summit 2022: Building Community

Spring is here! Our theme for Spring Early Learning Summit is Building Community. This event is open to all professionals working with children ages 0 to 8 or working with families with young children. Join us to network and collaborate with other early childhood professionals about building community with the ...read more

Family Tips for Body and Brain Balance

Join Jordyn in a discussion on what families can do as a unit for their body and brain. Facilitated by Jordyn McCarthy, LCSW at NM Behavioral Health

SEL & Equity: Systemic Supports for Embedding Both In Your Building

This session will introduce systemic supports that foster schoolwide conditions that promote social and emotional growth for all students. These supports include opportunities to build trusting relationships, welcoming learning environments, consistent routines, engaging teaching strategies, culturally-relevant practices and authentic family and community partnerships. Facilitated by Miriam Ojaghi, Ed.D, Educational Consultant, DeKalb ...read more

Refresh, Renew, Rejuvenate!

Join Christine to learn helpful skills for rejuvenation in your everyday life. These skills will be interchangeable within your work and home life. Facilitated by Christine Maxwell, LCPC, Ben Gordon Center

Your Body, Your Brain

Are you interested in learning how to integrate your physical health with your mental well being? Join us for tips and skills on balancing your body and your brain and how one affects the other. Facilitated by Megan Dixon, LSW & Deb Farnsworth, LSW at Ben Gordon Center

Self Awareness: Creating Space for Emotions

Join Emily and Rhyann as they discuss how to create space for accepting & navigating your emotions. This event is open and free to all families and members of the community. Facilitated by Emily Dienst, LCPC and Rhyann Locke, LSW, Ben Gordon Center and Kish BHS Outpatient Therapy Services