Community Education Seminars

MaineStay Youth & Family Services and Chicago Behavioral Hospital (CBH) have partnered together to provide free community education seminars in order to share important information regarding key issues facing our community today. Although these seminars are applicable for a general audience, licensed professionals are encouraged to attend as well. Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered for free to social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses.

MaineStay and CBH host community education seminars along with professional development workshops each year featuring engaging and knowledgeable speakers on a variety of relevant topics such as parenting strategies, bullying, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and mental health concerns. Events are held at the Maine Township Town Hall located at 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge, unless otherwise noted. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we began offering these events in a webinar format in May 2020.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
4:00-8:00 PM

Opioid Crisis and the Pandemic
Dr. Ankur Dave, Dr. Kenji Oyasu, Dr. Bakahia Reed Madison
Thursday, October 8, 2020
5:30-7:00 PM

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs): Experiencing the Pandemic as a Collective Trauma
Alison Stoll
Friday, September 18, 2020
9:00-11:00 AM

E-Cigs, Vaping, & Marijuana: Emerging Drug Trends in Today’s Adolescents
Dr.?Aaron Weiner
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
7-8:30 PM

Navigating the Teenage Mind: Understanding Anxiety & Depression
Dr.?Jyoti K. Randhawa
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
3:30-5:00 PM

Wellness During Catastrophic Crises and Pandemics
Mark Sanders
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
3:30-5:00 PM

Mental Health Strategies Among Youth
Dr. Christine Somervill
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 PM

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting
Dr. Thomas Phelan
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Social Media & Risky Behaviors: Helping Tweens and Teens Make Better Choices
Carrie Goldman
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Voices Found: Teens Talk About Mental Health
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 PM

It’s More Than “Just Say No”: Raising Resilient and Drug-Free Kids
Claudia Evenson
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and What We Can Do About It
Mandy Burbank
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 PM

ADD Optimized: Knowing Your Type of ADD and How to Optimize It Naturally
Dr. Kevin Dobrzynski
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Trauma and Relationships
Jenna McDonnell
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Domestic and Teen Dating Violence: What Are the Signs and How to Help
Laura Valiukenas
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Executive Functioning, Your Child, and You
Andy Mahoney
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Bridging the Digital Cultural Gap Between Parents and Teens
Brandon Tessers
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Older Adults and Depression
Trish Abbey
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 PM

The New Heroin Epidemic: How Did We Get Here? What Can We Do?
Chris Gleason
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Be Confident: 7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem
Kasia Wereszczynska
Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 PM

The Difference Between Normal Social Conflict and True Bullying, and How To Respond To Each
Carrie Goldman
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 PM