Conferences, Workshops & Continuing Education

Through its Professional Training Institute, Center for Practice Excellence and Jewish Community Emergency Resiliency Team (JCERT), JCFS Chicago offers conferences, workshops and training.

Presenters who are specialists in their field share their expertise and experience to benefit cross-discipline professionals – mental health, social service, health care and addiction treatment professionals; Rabbis and synagogue leadership; law enforcement and legal advocates; administrators and educators – with a diversity of opportunities for learning, networking and dialoguing.

Date Event Location Contact
Professional & Community Training

9:30-11am

Professional & Community Training

This is a 4 week seminar designed to provide both an overview and deeper-dive into complex trauma. Attendees will gain tools to deepen and apply their understanding of complex trauma in the treatment of children and adolescents through various stages of relationship building, psychoeducation and symptom reduction.

Professional & Community Training

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

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Professional & Community Training
Elisabeth Llewellyn
773.467.3811
Professional & Community Training

 9am – 12:15pm

Professional & Community Training

Sexually exploiting and selling children – it sounds awful and it goes on around us every day. How can professionals who interact with youth recognize the signs and intervene appropriately? 

This training will explore the realities of child sexual exploitation and trafficking and its root causes. We will explore scenarios to help professionals who work with youth identify victims and outline steps for taking action. 

Professional & Community Training

Temple Beth Israel
3601 W Dempster St.
Skokie, IL 60076
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW
847.745.5411
Professional & Community Training

1-3pm

Professional & Community Training

Somatic Experiencing is a form of alternative therapy created by Dr. Peter Levine aimed at relieving the symptoms of mental and physical trauma-related problems by focusing on the client's perceived body sensations(somatic experiences).

Professional & Community Training

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

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Professional & Community Training
Elisabeth Llewellyn
773.467.3811
Professional & Community Training

9am-12pm

Professional & Community Training

ACT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis and chronic pain. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them. This single-session seminar will incorporate clinical readings, experiential exercises, role play and case presentation to learn the tools of this treatment model. This event costs $50 to attend.

Professional & Community Training

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

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Professional & Community Training
Elisabeth Llewellyn
773.467.3811
Professional & Community Training

9:30-11am

Professional & Community Training

This is a 4 week seminar designed to provide both an overview and deeper-dive into complex trauma. Attendees will gain tools to deepen and apply their understanding of complex trauma in the treatment of children and adolescents through various stages of relationship building, psychoeducation and symptom reduction.

Professional & Community Training

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

View Map
Professional & Community Training
Elisabeth Llewellyn
773.467.3811
Professional & Community Training

9:30-11am

Professional & Community Training

This is a 4 week seminar designed to provide both an overview and deeper-dive into complex trauma. Attendees will gain tools to deepen and apply their understanding of complex trauma in the treatment of children and adolescents through various stages of relationship building, psychoeducation and symptom reduction.

Professional & Community Training

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

View Map
Professional & Community Training
Elisabeth Llewellyn
773.467.3811