Professional Workshops

Youth Services offers free and low-cost workshops for professionals and interested community members.

Most Workshops are Free: Free presentation - Continuing education (CE) clock hours available for social work/counselors. We no longer do Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU's) unless noted. We are registered as a provider of Social Work/Counseling Continuing Education (which meet all the standards for Counseling, per the State of Illinois).
Location of Live Workshops: Warren Township Youth and Family Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031.
*Full day and half day workshops may have a fee.


Participants of this workshop will learn principles that guide ethical and culturally competent clinical practice. In addition to discussing the characteristics of the culturally competent provision of individual, group, and family therapy, this workshop will examine how to ethically work with diverse communities, address intersectionality, microaggressions, and develop an inclusive organization. This workshop is ideal for social workers, therapists, caseworkers, and anyone who wants to provide culturally competent clinical and human services.

OBJECTIVES: By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to use 8 principles to guide ethical, culturally competent clinical practice
  • Be able to assess your own culturally competent practice using a 10 point scale
  • Be able to build rapport with clients in the cross-cultural counseling relationship in an ethical manner
  • Be able to build cohesion in groups with multi-cultural membership
  • Have criteria to ethically serve clients from diverse backgrounds ethically
  • Be able to use 7 strategies to create an inclusive organization

Presented by:

MaHeadshot of presenter Mark Sandersrk Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands.

Co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. Past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.

To learn more about our speaker, go to On the Mark Consulting

Friday, November 12th  // 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Location: Warren Township Senior Center
(17801 W. Washington St. Gurnee IL 60031)

Click here to register  -   Fee: $30.00

**The 3 hours of continuing education can count towards either the Ethics or Cultural Competency requirement**

Trainings Previously Offered


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