Sep
30
Wed
Mental Health First Aid @ Online
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Why Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. First Aiders will learn how to apply the ALGEE action plan in crisis and non-crisis situations:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is offering a course that will:

  • Give you the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem
  • Demonstrate how to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with the appropriate care.
  • Explore the impact of trauma and importance of self-care strategies
  • Provide a 3-year certification as a Mental Health First Aider

First Aiders will need to complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class prior to participating in the 4-hour, instructor-led videoconference via Zoom. This training will able to provide 6 CEU’s for Social Workers/Counselors for a $10.00 fee.

Register online

Spots are limited. Please register by September 26th, 2020.

About the Trainer:

Kerry-Ann Sleep is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over six years of experience providing mental health services to children and adults of diverse populations. She is certified by the National Council for Behavioral Health to teach Mental Health First Aid courses and has been providing trainings to Chicagoland communities for over a year. Currently, she is Coordinator of Clinical Services for the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Sexual Violence Support Services (SVSS) program. In addition to supervising clinicians in the SVSS program, her present emphasis is on providing therapeutic support to children, adolescent and adult survivors of sexual trauma and their non-offending significant others.

Beginning Spanish III @ Online
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Beginning Spanish III @ Online

Refine your advanced Spanish language skills with this virtual offering of our current course!

The third level of our Beginning Spanish series. Student will continue to work on their vocabulary, conversational phrases, Spanish language rules, and additional Spanish language tenses. Emphasis will be on students’ ability to express themselves confidently in Spanish.

Contact Greg Vaughn at the phone number or email above to register. You will receive login information at that time.

Oct
5
Mon
Economic Empowerment Institute: Virtual Orientation @ Online
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn more about services that result in long-term personal, professional, and financial empowerment. Spend an hour with us so that you can begin taking advantage of success skills training, job referrals, business & entrepreneurship services, financial inclusion workshops, and computer classes.

For more information and to reserve your space, please contact Stefanie Porter at the phone number or email above!

Fifty+ Information Session @ Online
Oct 5 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ Online

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays virtually from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

Oct
6
Tue
Preschool Fun on Being Healthy & Fit @ Online
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presenter: Underwriters Laboratories

Are you looking for a new and fun way to teach the children in your care about germs and why it’s so important for us to wash our hands? Well-known characters Timon and Pumba demonstrate how students can be healthy and fit with their germ-free philosophy. Timon and Pumba’s Safety Smart checklist is brimming with valuable, kid-friendly lessons ranging from the importance of handwashing to making healthy choices. Additional topics include the prevention of spreading germs and maintaining children’s overall well-being.

All attendees will be given access to Underwriters Laboratories Safety Smart program. This program can be used to enhance your curriculum, entertain children, and engage families.

Targeted Audience: All Professionals working with children 3-5
Level of Learning: Introductory

Oct
12
Mon
Economic Empowerment Institute: Virtual Orientation @ Online
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn more about services that result in long-term personal, professional, and financial empowerment. Spend an hour with us so that you can begin taking advantage of success skills training, job referrals, business & entrepreneurship services, financial inclusion workshops, and computer classes.

For more information and to reserve your space, please contact Stefanie Porter at the phone number or email above!

Fifty+ Information Session @ Online
Oct 12 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ Online

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays virtually from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

Oct
13
Tue
40-hr Crisis Intervention Training (Addison) @ Online
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
40-hr Crisis Intervention Training (Addison) @ Online

Interested in helping survivors of sexual violence? Here’s how to join our team!

This virtual Zoom training runs from October 13th-29th, Monday through Thursday, to prep new volunteers that will be supporting our Patterson & McDaniel Family Center location in Addison. All training dates must be attended before volunteering can begin.

Our 24-hr Crisis Intervention Advocates provide in-person rape crisis intervention to survivors. One-year commitment required. Volunteers work two 12-hr shifts per month on-call for Medical Advocacy and attend monthly volunteer meetings.

Please contact Maizah Albert at the phone number or email above to complete registration and answer any outstanding questions or concerns. We look forward to your help!

Oct
14
Wed
40-hr Crisis Intervention Training (Addison) @ Online
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
40-hr Crisis Intervention Training (Addison) @ Online

Interested in helping survivors of sexual violence? Here’s how to join our team!

This virtual Zoom training runs from October 13th-29th, Monday through Thursday, to prep new volunteers that will be supporting our Patterson & McDaniel Family Center location in Addison. All training dates must be attended before volunteering can begin.

Our 24-hr Crisis Intervention Advocates provide in-person rape crisis intervention to survivors. One-year commitment required. Volunteers work two 12-hr shifts per month on-call for Medical Advocacy and attend monthly volunteer meetings.

Please contact Maizah Albert at the phone number or email above to complete registration and answer any outstanding questions or concerns. We look forward to your help!

Oct
15
Thu
40-hr Crisis Intervention Training (Addison) @ Online
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
40-hr Crisis Intervention Training (Addison) @ Online

Interested in helping survivors of sexual violence? Here’s how to join our team!

This virtual Zoom training runs from October 13th-29th, Monday through Thursday, to prep new volunteers that will be supporting our Patterson & McDaniel Family Center location in Addison. All training dates must be attended before volunteering can begin.

Our 24-hr Crisis Intervention Advocates provide in-person rape crisis intervention to survivors. One-year commitment required. Volunteers work two 12-hr shifts per month on-call for Medical Advocacy and attend monthly volunteer meetings.

Please contact Maizah Albert at the phone number or email above to complete registration and answer any outstanding questions or concerns. We look forward to your help!