Adult Workshops & Services
Warren Township Youth Services provides a variety of parenting and adult groups. None of the programs provide certificates of completion and no one is mandated to receive services. Limited childcare is offered for some programs and must be requested at the time of the registration. If you have any questions about residency or the group material, please call 847-244-1101, ext. *401. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. +The fee allows a spouse or co-parent to attend the parenting group for the listed dates. Need-based scholarships available.
All groups are held at 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031 and virtually (unless otherwise noted).
SCREEN TIME: A parent’s guide on setting realistic limits and knowing when there’s a problem
PARENTING THE ADHD CHILD
A positive approach to understanding your ADHD child
This 4-week program presents information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including embracing its strengths, understanding common challenges, and useful approaches to parenting. This program will also address the current challenges of virtual learning and physical distancing amidst the pandemic and will also provide useful strategies for these challenges. Parents will be encouraged to openly discuss their challenges and try new strategies in the home. Parents will not only develop a better understanding of the disorder, but will learn practical interventions by Lisa Alexoff, LCPC from Aspire Counseling, Consulting, and Creative Solutions, LLC in Gurnee.
Day: Every Tuesday Date: From October 18th to November 8th Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Weeks: 4 Fee: $20 R / $50 NR Location: Via zoom
Helping Young Children Handle Big Feelings
This workshop will address your child’s emotional and social development, emotional awareness, self-regulation, responding to anxiety and the development of calming behaviors. Presented by Adriana Argueta, LCPC, parents will learn about their child’s milestones and practical skills to help with their young child’s growth. This workshop is primarily meant for parents of children 0-5.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is a national non-profit group dedicated to educating, advocating and supporting those dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). CHADD of Northern Illinois holds monthly support and informational meetings for anyone living with ADHD, their caregivers, spouses/partners, educators, professionals, and anyone wanting to learn more about ADHD. The group is facilitated by Lisa Alexoff, LPC, NCC and Eric Tivers, LCSW. For topics and info, please visit the Northern Illinois CHADD Meetup page.
Group meets every First Monday of the month from 6:15-8:00pm at Youth Services.
KEEPING YOUR CHILD ENGAGED IN (VIRTUAL) SCHOOL
Responding to their high frustration and low motivation.
LEAVING OUR PETS ALONE
An animal expert's advice on helping your pet cope with change
Effective Limit Setting – It is Easy as A,B,C,D
No Worry Guide to Raising the Anxious Child
Understanding Special Education Law:
Be an active and informed partner in the IEP process
QPR. Question. Persuade. Refer
Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide
QPR is an internationally recognized suicide intervention program designed to help you have a conversation with someone having thoughts of suicide. You will be trained to recognize suicide warning signs, approach someone who may be at risk, persuade the person to seek appropriate services, and connect the person to resources that will help.
Similar to CPR, QPR is intended to educate and empower all people to make a positive and effective difference in the life of someone in a mental health crisis, no matter your background or experience.
Attend a Warren Township QPR workshop and learn how to support your family, friends and colleagues in need by effectively employing the three steps of QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer. Workshops can discuss how to help adults or youth
PARENTING THE ANXIOUS CHILD
How to better understand and help your child.
This 2-week group provides parents a better understanding of what anxiety is and how it uniquely impacts children, role of attachment, practical strategies for parenting and tips that can help their children. Parents are encouraged to openly discuss their challenges and try new strategies at home. This group is open to parents of children formally diagnosed with anxiety or whose worrying impacts their life. This group is presented by child and family therapist Alison Koehler, LCPC.
Day: TBD Date: TBD Time: TBD
Fee: $20 R*/$40 NR Registration is per couple Location: TBD