Event Description

IMPORTANT: Choose your method of attending – either IN-PERSON ON-SITE or LIVE STREAM/VIRTUAL to your desk.

  • If you register for IN PERSON ON-SITE, you will sign in at the conference at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook at the Registration Desk.
  • If you register for LIVE STREAM/VIRTUAL, you will receive a log in link by August 2022 to attend the conference.

5/12/22: Registration will open soon.

Register for LIVE STREAM At Your Desk
Register for IN PERSON at Marriott Oak Brook
Print Registration Form

Curriculum & Agenda – August 26

TIME PROGRAM INFO
7:45 am – 8:00 am Sign In/Log In
8:00 am – 8:15 am Conference Orientation
8:15 am – 9:45 am
Samuel AymerSamuel R. Aymer, PhD

Keynote Presentation:

Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative (1.5 clinical hrs)

Samuel R. Aymer, PhD

Dr. Aymer’s keynote focuses on the lived experiences of Black men and boys who must navigate the challenges of living in a hostile environment. It addresses how their psychosocial functioning is affected by racialized trauma, a socio-political reality that emanates from stigma, injustice and invisibility.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe indicators that are associated with race-related stress and trauma
  • Explain why it is important for practitioners to have a critical awareness of the dynamics and nuances of racist and unfair treatment in the United States
  • Explain how race-related trauma and stress can impact the lived experiences of Black males and boys in the United States
9:45 am – 10:15 am Break / Vendor Networking
10:15 am – 11:45 am
Lara VanderhoffLara Vanderhoff

Youthful Offenders Gain Pro-Social Skills Through Restorative Justice Intervention (1.5 clinical hrs)

Lara Vanderhoff, DSW, LMSW, MSW

Juvenile delinquency continues to be a concern for parents, schools, communities, and criminal justice systems. One “youth offender” positive behavior change model THAT WORKS is the Restorative Justice Intervention Model. As youth discover new skills through restorative justice intervention, they learn how to more appropriately respond to various stressful, pressured, or unhealthy situations and avoid re-offending behavior in the future.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define the “Restorative Justice Intervention” model
  • Explain how youth change their behavior and gain “pro-social” skills as a result of the intervention model
  • Examine case examples of intervention and research data confirming results of the intervention model
  • Discuss the structure of conflict mediation with youthful offenders and their victims
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch (on your own) / Vendor Networking
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Richelle FutchRichelle Futch

Homefront Heroes: Military Spouses and Families (1.5 clinical hrs)

Richelle Futch, LCSW

Active Duty Military have one of the most stressful jobs in the world. This stress spills over into their families. In this program, Richelle Futch, LCSW, Marine Corps Veteran, military spouse and developer of “Green Zone Training” addresses this stress by using her evidence based treatment model which is internationally recognized.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify and address the accumulation of stress and trauma in military families
  • Address the normalization of stress and trauma in military families
  • Identify treatment models for reducing “stress” & trauma in military family systems
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break / Vendor Networking
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Heidi BreauxHeidi Breaux

Ethical and Clinical Considerations: Applying Contemporary Transgender Theory (1.5 ethics hrs)

Heidi Breaux, DSW

Program description coming soon.

Learning Objectives:
  • Coming soon
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Break / Vendor Networking
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Joe MonahanJoe Monahan

Mandatory Reporting of Child and Elder Abuse and Neglect (1 hr mandatory reporting)

Joe Monahan, JD, MSW

As social workers, we bear the responsibility of being mandated reporters, but are we always able to clearly identify which situations indicate the need for reporting and clearly explain “how to report”. This program addresses the processes and responsibilities associated with mandatory reporting.

Learning Objectives:
  • Have a clear definition of mandated reporting
  • Identify the indicators of abuse: physical, psychological, and financial, and how these affect children and the elderly population differently
  • Identify barriers to mandated reporting and distinguish potential solutions to said barriers
  • Identify WHO REALLY has the responsibility for “mandated reporting” and how to “report”

7 CE hours including 1.5 hrs Ethics and 1 hr Mandatory Reporting. More CEU details coming soon.

Registration Options

Register for LIVE STREAM At Your Desk
Register for IN PERSON at Marriott Oak Brook
Print Registration Form

Register by Fax: (866) 929-1217
Register by Email: lesliea@socialworkfoundations.com
Register by Mail: Chicago Social Work Conference, P.O. Box 110, Westmont, IL 60559

Make checks or money orders payable to:
“Chicago Social Work Conference”
Tax ID # 64-0844253

Method of Payment:
Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card
(Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover)

Refund Policy: All registrations are final! NO REGISTRATION REFUNDS. Registration fees are transferable.

ADA Accommodations: If you require special accommodation or support of any kind to attend this conference, please contact Leslie Abrahamson at 630.234.0164.

Approved For:

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  • Social Workers – See complete SW CE info below
  • 7 Continuing Education Credit Hrs. Included
  • Ethics and Mandatory Reporting Hours Included

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Summary
Event
2022 Chicago Social Work Conference | Hybrid In-Person & Virtual Event
Location
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 22nd St,Oak Brook,IL-60523
Starting on
August 26, 2022
Ending on
August 26, 2022
Description
We are proud to present The Chicago Social Work Conference! We think you will be impressed with our faculty, curriculum, and networking opportunities. Choose your method of attending – either IN-PERSON ON-SITE or LIVE STREAM/VIRTUAL to your desk. If you register for IN PERSON ON-SITE, you will sign in at the conference at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook at the Registration Desk. If you register for LIVE STREAM/VIRTUAL, you will receive a log in link via email to attend the conference.