Feb
23
Sat
CPR/First Aid @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center, Suite 140
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
CPR/First Aid @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center, Suite 140

Presenter: Ed Atkins, Emergency Response

This training will focus on CPR and choking rescue for adults, children, and infants. Treatment of bleeding, burns, shock, seizure, splinting and use of automated external defibrillators will also be covered. Participants will earn a 2-year certification.

** Training Meets CCAP Requirements**

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Introductory

 

Register:

If you do take care of CCAP children: Click Here

If you do not take care of CCAP children: Click Here

Feb
25
Mon
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Support for LGBTQIA Survivors @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Support for LGBTQIA Survivors @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will be hosting an 8-week therapy group for LGBTQIA identifying individuals impacted by sexual violence. This group will be a safe, supportive space where survivors can join in:

  • Exploring the intersections of identity and sexual violence
  • Processing the impact of sexual trauma and violence within the LGBTQIA identity.
  • Fostering connection and community with other survivors.

The group is open to LGBTQIA identifying adult survivors of sexual abuse. If you are interested in attending, contact Adrianne Harkless at 312.762.2778 or Alex Champagne at 312.229.7251. All interested individuals must complete an intake. Spots are limited. Please RSVP by January 18th.

Feb
26
Tue
Pyramid Model – Module 1: Creating a Win-Win: A Team Approach to Strengthening Young Children’s Social & Emotional Skills – part 2 @ St. Augustine College Room 216
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pyramid Model - Module 1: Creating a Win-Win: A Team Approach to Strengthening Young Children’s Social & Emotional Skills - part 2 @ St. Augustine College Room 216

Presenter: Casey Craft-Cortes, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer

Interested in a calmer learning environment filled with supported, engaged children? Learn more about the relationship between challenging behavior and social emotional development in young children and the role of your own attitude about challenging behavior. Gather tips and tricks on building important relationships with children, families and coworkers as well as designing an effective preschool environment. Need help with transitions? Learn more about developing consistent schedules and routines to assist in structuring transitions. Finally, guidance is provided for use of ongoing monitoring and positive attention to support children’s social/emotional behavior. Fill your toolbox today! A team of teacher(s) and administrator welcome.

(REQUIRED to attend 2/19 AND 2/26 to receive cert)

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals

Level of Learning: Intermediate

Feb
27
Wed
Conscious Discipline © Skills and Strategies: DVD Series with Discussion (Part 2) @ Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Conscious Discipline © Skills and Strategies: DVD Series with Discussion (Part 2) @ Metropolitan Family Services DuPage

Presenter: Susan Mrazek, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive classroom management program that focuses on social emotional learning, effective discipline, and self-regulation techniques. It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Participants will learn about the Seven Powers for Self Control. Please join us for this training series as we take a deeper dive into Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline © curriculum through shared information, viewing of video segments, and group discussion.

(REQUIRED to attend ALL 4 SESSIONS to receive cert)

Who Should Register: All Early Childhood Educators

Level of Learning: Intermediate

Feb
28
Thu
What is CCAP? @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center, Suite 140
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What is CCAP? @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center, Suite 140

Presenter: Jennifer Ramirez, YWCA Eligibility Specialist

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, payment process and parent co-payments. The CCAP is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

** Training Meets CCAP Requirements**

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals

Level of Learning: Introductory

Mar
1
Fri
Authors Group featuring Joy Loverde @ Union League Club
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Joy Loverde is the author of “Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old?” and “The Complete Eldercare Planner.” Joy has a reputation for being a path carver and visionary. She offers numerous articles, interviews, and resources on her website: www.elderindustry.com.

“The Complete Eldercare Planner” offers proven strategies that help keep family members engaged and connected. The American Medical Association says, “This is the best book we’ve seen.” “Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?” is an equally respected resource. Critics hail the book as “illuminating and eye-opening” and “required reading for everyone over 40. This book teaches you how to visualize and advocate for your future self.”

Click here to purchase tickets!

The event will take place on March 1, 2019 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard. Per the Union League Club, the dress code for the event is business casual. Denim is not permitted.

Mar
2
Sat
2019 Prom Day @ YWCA South Suburban Center
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2019 Prom Day @ YWCA South Suburban Center

Senior high school students: Come out and participate on a discussion about consent, sexual assault, and healthy relationships. Once the discussion is over, you’ll work with a personal shopper to find your attire for this year’s prom season.  Items that will be available include dresses, shoes, purses, and accessories.

Those wanting tuxedos will be measured on-site for their discounted tuxedo rental ($25 with a $25 refundable deposit). 10 participants will win a free tuxedo rental (entire deposit will be refunded). To sign up, students must have a current student ID or proof of current attendance. Students can fill out the application here.

Mar
4
Mon
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Support for LGBTQIA Survivors @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Support for LGBTQIA Survivors @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will be hosting an 8-week therapy group for LGBTQIA identifying individuals impacted by sexual violence. This group will be a safe, supportive space where survivors can join in:

  • Exploring the intersections of identity and sexual violence
  • Processing the impact of sexual trauma and violence within the LGBTQIA identity.
  • Fostering connection and community with other survivors.

The group is open to LGBTQIA identifying adult survivors of sexual abuse. If you are interested in attending, contact Adrianne Harkless at 312.762.2778 or Alex Champagne at 312.229.7251. All interested individuals must complete an intake. Spots are limited. Please RSVP by January 18th.

Mar
5
Tue
Caring for Mixed Ages of Children @ St. Augustine College Room 211
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Caring for Mixed Ages of Children @ St. Augustine College Room 211

Presenter: Casey Craft-Cortes, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer

In this training, participants will define developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) as well as recognize the importance of DAP when caring for mixed ages of children. Components of a safe and healthy family child care environment serving mixed ages of children will be discussed as well as identifying areas for program improvement.

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals

Level of Learning: Introductory

Mar
6
Wed
Literacy for Our Little Learners @ St. Augustine College Room 211
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Literacy for Our Little Learners @ St. Augustine College Room 211

Presenter: Joshua Cazar, YWCA Parent Educator

We know that literacy is important, but it’s the manner of which this instruction takes place that makes the greatest impact on our children’s learning. In this training Participants will learn all about Cultural relevant literacy and Disciplinary literacy. When our children read books where the characters, settings and topics mirror their own lives something magical happens. When teaching is developmentally appropriate and taught with an emphasis on the knowledge within specific disciplines the learning becomes rich.

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals

Level of Learning: Introductory