Conferences, Workshops & Continuing Education

Through its Center for Practice Excellence and Jewish Community Emergency Resiliency Team, JCFS offers conferences, workshops and training.

JCFS staff share their expertise and experience to benefit professionals, staff, students and the community in the fields of mental health, developmental pediatrics, special education, social work, medicine and law.

J-CERT specifically supports Jewish organizations and communities in their efforts to be proactive in their emergency planning or “readiness” when responding to, handling and recovering from crises.

Date Event Location Contact
Professional & Community Training

9:45am Registration

10am-12:30pm Program

Professional & Community Training

This interactive session will provide a comprehensive overview of human trafficking, its prevalence and the current efforts happening in Cook County to address it. Case examples will be explored as well as guidelines for reporting incidents of human trafficking. We will examine power and control dynamics associated with human trafficking and outline indicators that social service providers should be aware of when serving clients.

Professional & Community Training

JCFS/Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

9:15am Registration

9:30am-12:30pm Program

Professional & Community Training

The principles of trauma-informed care propose that human service organizations must be trauma-informed not just for service recipients, but for agency staff as well. An ethically attuned practitioner needs to be present with their minds, their hearts and their spirits. Yet often times working with interpersonal violence and trauma can cause practitioners to experience symptoms themselves. It is during these times that staff can lose a sense of attunement to their own needs and those of their clients.

Professional & Community Training

Lakeside Congregation
1221 County Line Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

8:45am Registration

9am-12pm Program

Professional & Community Training

Depression and anxiety in older adults often arises in the context of loss: from loss of loved ones, to loss of health and independence, to the contemplation of one's own death. Clinicians working with older adults may overlook the spiritual dimension - broadly defined - that can be a component of depression and anxiety. This session will incorporate both clinical intervention strategies and the spiritual components involved in addressing depression and anxiety, with particular attention to the meaning-making process in late life.

Professional & Community Training

JCFS/Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Professional & Community Training