Apr
29
Sat
Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC): Module 2 @ Grace United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC): Module 2 @ Grace United Methodist Church | Naperville | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Casey Craft, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist, ITN Trainer

This module explores the positive impact of responsive caregiving routines, well-designed learning environments, and individualized care on the well-being and development of children from birth to three. Attention is also given to how the policies of primary care, small groups, continuity of care, individualization of care, culturally responsive care, and inclusive care of children with special needs provide the foundation for high quality infant/toddler care.

Stress Less Saturday @ AKARAMA Community Service Center
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please join us for a “Stress Less” Saturday to learn how to identify stress, how it affects our bodies and what you can do to tame the beast through exercise, sleep, meditation, nutrition and more.

Begin the day with an easy, guided stretch and learn about the importance of self-care from Psychologist and Assistant Professor Rebecca Hunter, PhD with RUSH University Medical Center’s Psychosocial Oncology and Integrative Medicine Department. From there, pick your breakout sessions to learn more about:

  • Nutrition and healthy eating from Sprout Scouts
  • Mindfulness and meditation from YogaCare
  • Exercise from Zumba instructor Adelle White

The morning will conclude with introduction to some basic yoga postures and breathing exercises followed by an energizing meditation.

Ticket includes admission, complementary yoga mat and goodie bag!

Early bird discount of $2 available through April 15th. What are you waiting for? Put yourself first TODAY!

 

Presenters include:

Becky Hunter, Psychologist in Psychosocial Oncology with RUSH University Medical Center
Fany Bortolin, CEO and Founder of Sprout Scouts
Adelle White, Zumba Instructor
Tameka Walton, Founder and Director of Restored Hope
Adrienne Cherry, Yoga Teacher

Made possible by the generous support of:

      

Pretty Empowered 2017 @ Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

In today’s competitive job market, we must consider our personal brand, presentation skills and digital reputation. A resume, interview and social media profile combine to reflect your experience, professionalism and personal brand. Are you effectively showcasing your individuality and the value you can bring to your potential employer?

Join us for one of the YWCA’s most popular and impactful events, where you can get prepared for your next big opportunity. We’ve planned a day that ensures you leave Pretty Empowered!

  • Get camera ready with cosmetics touch-ups from Ulta Beauty
  • Leave with professional headshots from local photographers
  • Receive constructive feedback on your resume and interview skills from local experts
  • Get practical tips for improving your LinkedIn profile
  • LAND THAT DREAM JOB!

Refreshments will be provided and participants will receive a professional headshot photo. This event has a capacity of 100 participants and LinkedIn profile URL is required at time of registration.

Click here to purchase tickets!

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TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls’ interest, confidence and self-efficacy in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS program will help young girls develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming and robotics.

May
3
Wed
Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

This ten-day intensive course is for students, parents (including expectant), and professionals who want to develop and deepen their understanding of infant development and care. Course content includes an overview of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach:

  • gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional development of the infant
  • designing the environment
  • planning the curriculum
  • issues in parenting

RIE Foundations training can be applied in settings such as the natural family, the childcare
center, and family childcare. The format for the course includes lectures, discussions, videos and visits to infant care centers.

Click here to download the registration packet.

May
4
Thu
Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

This ten-day intensive course is for students, parents (including expectant), and professionals who want to develop and deepen their understanding of infant development and care. Course content includes an overview of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach:

  • gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional development of the infant
  • designing the environment
  • planning the curriculum
  • issues in parenting

RIE Foundations training can be applied in settings such as the natural family, the childcare
center, and family childcare. The format for the course includes lectures, discussions, videos and visits to infant care centers.

Click here to download the registration packet.

Stopping the Stigma: A Therapy Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Sexual Violence @ YWCA RISE Center
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Stopping the Stigma: A Therapy Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Sexual Violence @ YWCA RISE Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will host an 8-week therapy group to address the specific barriers and challenges that male–identified* survivors face in the process of healing from sexual abuse/assault. Participants will:

  • Process the impacts of sexual trauma specific to male-identified survivors
  • Connect with other male-identified survivors in a safe, confidential space
  • Explore how social stigma and shame affect male-identified survivors
  • Develop coping and self-soothing techniques with other survivors

*This group is open to any male-identified survivor, including transgender and cisgender men. Men of all sexual orientations are welcome.

If you are interested in attending, contact Lindsey Koenig at 312.762.2731 or Alex Champagne at 312.229.7251. Spots are limited. Please RSVP by April 7, 2017. All interested individuals must complete an intake.

May
5
Fri
Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

This ten-day intensive course is for students, parents (including expectant), and professionals who want to develop and deepen their understanding of infant development and care. Course content includes an overview of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach:

  • gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional development of the infant
  • designing the environment
  • planning the curriculum
  • issues in parenting

RIE Foundations training can be applied in settings such as the natural family, the childcare
center, and family childcare. The format for the course includes lectures, discussions, videos and visits to infant care centers.

Click here to download the registration packet.

May
6
Sat
Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach to Infant Toddler Development and Care @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

This ten-day intensive course is for students, parents (including expectant), and professionals who want to develop and deepen their understanding of infant development and care. Course content includes an overview of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach:

  • gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional development of the infant
  • designing the environment
  • planning the curriculum
  • issues in parenting

RIE Foundations training can be applied in settings such as the natural family, the childcare
center, and family childcare. The format for the course includes lectures, discussions, videos and visits to infant care centers.

Click here to download the registration packet.

DuPage Human Race @ The Esplanade at Locust Point
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
DuPage Human Race @ The Esplanade at Locust Point | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

The 6th Annual DuPage Human Race, hosted by Giving DuPage, is a great way for you to support the YWCA while spending time with your amazing coworkers, family, and friends!

The event is a 5k Run/Fitness Walk, bringing people together in support of over 70 charity organizations that serve DuPage County.

50% of every registration fee goes to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, if the participant chooses us as their charity.

100% of all donations, if the person donating selects YWCA Metropolitan Chicago as their charity.