Community Education Seminars

MaineStay Youth & Family Services, in partnership with Chicago Behavioral Hospital (CBH), provides 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, featuring engaging and knowledgeable speakers on a variety of relevant topics such as parenting strategies, bullying, anxiety, depression, substance use, and mental health concerns. Events are held at the Maine Township Town Hall located at 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Sexual Abuse Prevention for Parents
Tammy Burns
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

One Pill Can Kill: What Parents Need to Know About Opioids
Special Agent Czaczkowski | Dr. Kenji Oyasu | State Senator Laura Murphy
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

A Parent's Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders
Kirsten Book
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Understanding Special Education Eligibility
Abigail Pruitt
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Pop Culture and Substance Use: How Media Portrayal of Alcohol and Drug Use Impacts Adolescents

Erin Tegge
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Screen Time Webinar
Dr. Randy Kulman
Monday, September 19, 2022

Recovering from Community Trauma
Dr. Imran Shakir
Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Anatomy of Grief
Melissa McCreery Douaire
Monday, February 28, 2022

Mental Health Awareness in the Community | 411 Mental Health in Urban Communities
Dr. Mykela Loury | Dr. Jyoti Randhawa
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Mental Health Care of Patients with Breast Cancer | How to Access Capacity to Make Decisions
Dr. Miral Amin | Dr. Jyoti Randhawa
Friday, July 16, 2021

Resilience During/Post Pandemic | Self-Care During COVID
Dr. Nutan Vaidya | Dr. Jyoti Randhawa
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Mental Health and the Hormone Component | Impact of Stress During Pregnancy and After
Dr. Nicole Gress | Dr. Jyoti Randhawa
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Youth Mental Health and Suicide: Know the Warning Signs and How to Help
Mandy Burbank
Monday, March 29, 2021

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Opioid Crisis and the Pandemic
Dr. Ankur Dave, Dr. Kenji Oyasu, Dr. Bakahia Reed Madison
Thursday, October 8, 2020

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

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

Navigating the Teenage Mind: Understanding Anxiety & Depression
Dr. Jyoti K. Randhawa
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Wellness During Catastrophic Crises and Pandemics
Mark Sanders
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mental Health Strategies Among Youth
Dr. Christine Somervill
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting
Dr. Thomas Phelan
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Social Media & Risky Behaviors: Helping Tweens and Teens Make Better Choices
Carrie Goldman
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Voices Found: Teens Talk About Mental Health
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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

Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and What We Can Do About It
Mandy Burbank
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

ADD Optimized: Knowing Your Type of ADD and How to Optimize It Naturally
Dr. Kevin Dobrzynski
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Trauma and Relationships
Jenna McDonnell
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Domestic and Teen Dating Violence: What Are the Signs and How to Help
Laura Valiukenas
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Executive Functioning, Your Child, and You
Andy Mahoney
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bridging the Digital Cultural Gap Between Parents and Teens
Brandon Tessers
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Older Adults and Depression
Trish Abbey
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

Be Confident: 7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem
Kasia Wereszczynska
Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Difference Between Normal Social Conflict and True Bullying, and How To Respond To Each
Carrie Goldman
Tuesday, September 20, 2016