ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS 44th Annual Conference Sheraton Lisle Hotel

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS
44th Annual Conference
Sheraton Lisle Hotel
Lisle, Illinois
October 16-18, 2014
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WELCOME______________________________________________________
We are pleased to announce the 44th IASSW conference and it is with great pleasure
that we invite you to attend.
This year’s event will be held at the Sheraton Lisle-Chicago in Lisle, IL, on October 16-18, 2014. Designed with you in
mind, this year’s conference theme is, “Keeping Children in School: Policies and Practices.” Our conference committee’s goal has been to plan an array of workshops that cover various topics that you will find both practical and informative. Just as you, we want the best for our students and to see them be successful in their future endeavors. We hope that
you are encouraged, inspired and motivated to bring what you learn at the conference into your practice.
Sincerely,
Cathy Bertrand and Keli Swierczek
2014 Conference Chairpersons
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Please thank the following IASSW conference committee members when you see them in October. They have voluntarily
put in hundreds of hours of work so that you may have a specially designed conference, especially for you, the school
social workers of Illinois!
Conference Co-chairs
Cathy Bertrand and Keli Swierczek
Conference Assistant
Lynn Sloyan
Conference Development
Kari Smith and Sona Chalian
Registration
Tiffany Gholson and Rhonda Harris
Membership
Tamara Butler and Kathryn Nirde
Local Arrangements
Sona Chalian
Exhibits and Sponsors
Risé Davis
Moderators
Sonya Perez and Janet Craig
Awards
Michelle Washington
Auction
Lindsey Okray
Hospitality
Victoria Rivera and Elizabeth Cervantes
Member Store
Gail Groff and Lindsey Trout
Brochure
Sheri Olson
CEU/CPDU
Sonja Collins Fordson
Special Event
Carlos Evans Jr.
Treasurer
Teresa Alvarado
Executive Assistant
Cindy Kearney
President
Tom Tebbe
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W
elcome to the IASSW Annual School Social Work Conference! Our theme this year is “Keeping Children in
School: Policies and Practices.” There are a multitude of factors that interfere or interrupt a student’s educational process – illness, bullying in school, mental illness, homelessness, school refusal, inadequate socialization, fights, unsafe neighborhoods, policies that mandate student suspension or expulsion and many other issues. IASSW
wants to bring awareness to some of these concerns. We believe that school provides the chance to envision possibilities
and create opportunities for development.
The conference this year will examine some of the above issues and provide a context for school social workers to think
about their direct practice with students, but also, how policies affect student attendance, engagement and progress.
Assisting students with positive behavioral changes is a vital aspect of the role of school social workers, but helping administrators and institutions to examine the positive and negative impact of policies on student education is also critical.
But increasing your effectiveness as a professional is not the only reason to attend the conference! We have provided
opportunities to meet with your fellow social workers, relax, laugh and have fun. The opportunity to network, renew
acquaintances with former school mates, and make new friends provides the support we all need to sustain our work
with students.
I am looking forward to seeing you at conference this year. Please come up and say “Hi”. I enjoy meeting other social
workers from around the state and learning about their social work practice.
Tom Tebbe
President
IASSW
__________ SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK STUDENT 2014 CONFERENCE STIPENDS
The Dee Yeck School Social Work Foundation is offering up to ten (10) $100.00 stipends for school social work students
who attend the 2014 IASSW Conference. The recipients must be members of the Illinois Association of School Social
Work and attend, at least, one full day of the conference. The recipients of the stipends will be drawn by lottery from
the pool of school social work student attendees at the conference and presented during the IASSW Business Lunch on
Friday.
As a School Social Worker we all like to think about and explore options. Well…
IASSW is EXCITED to OFFER MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS!
IASSW is offering a multi-year membership, with BIG savings!
You can still renew your membership for 1 year at a cost of $60
or
3 years at a cost of $150 (saving $30)
or
5 years at the cost of $225 (saving $75).
Lots of options!
Remember to renew your membership today and take advantage of great savings!
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Do not miss the opportunity to come out Friday morning
to walk a beautiful trail around Herrick Lake in Wheaton!
What: Run/Walk
Where: The park is located off of Butterfield Rd. between S Winfield Rd and Naperville
Rd. There is free parking available and there will be water for participants.
When: Oct. 17th, 2014 at 6:30 a.m.
Why: Walking and running are effective cardiovascular exercises that can help you burn
calories and improve your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults have several sessions of moderate to vigorous activity per week such as
aerobic exercise (http://www.livestrong.org). You will also build relationships with board
members and other conference participants.
Consider jump starting your day with other conference attendees and board members!
Carlos A. Evans, Jr.
Special Events Chair.
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Staying connected with IASSW is IMPORTANT!
Please make sure IASSW has your e-mail address!
Your e-mail will only be used to communicate official IASSW business.
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DEE YECK SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATION_________________
Dorothy Alford Yeck (Dee) was one of the founding members of IASSW in 1970. During that time she was very active in
IASSW, serving in many leadership roles including Conference Chairperson and President in 1979. During her employment, Dee was a mentor to many school social workers. She supervised school social work interns as well as befriended
social workers throughout the state. She saw the work of school social workers as being the linchpin for services to youth
with special needs in the school setting. Dee believed in the values of a strong statewide group to support school social
work. She thought it was critical to be recognized as a professional organization in accomplishing that goal.
Foundation Support and Benefits:
Many of the following IASSW programs and awards are funded and made possible by DEE Yeck School Social Work
Foundation contributions:
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Awards: Social Worker of the Year
Legislator of the Year
Citizen of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
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Mini Grants
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Conference scholarships for graduate school social work interns
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Regional Workshops
Please consider “paying it forward” and make a contribution to the Dee Yeck School Social Work Foundation. CHECK
the Line on the registration form. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible under
section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution will support IASSW awards and programming
which serve to enhance the profession of school social work.
Remember! Check the Line!
(on the registration form)
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_____________________________ IASSW CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Thursday, October 16, 2014
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Conference Registration
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IASSW Store/Bookstore/Exhibits
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshops 1-11
(3 hours)
11:45AM - 1:15 PM
Keynote and Lunch
(1 hour)
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Workshop 12
(3 hours)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Workshops 13 - 22
(1.5 hours)
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Workshop 23-32
(1.5 hours)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Registration
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Hospitality
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Annual SSW Jam Fest
OR
Friday, October 17, 2014
6:30 AM
Run/Walk Herrick Lake
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Conference Registration
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
IASSW Store/Bookstore/Exhibits
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshops 33 - 39
(3 hours)
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Workshops 40 - 43
(1.5 hours)
10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Workshops 44 - 47
(1.5 hours)
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Business Luncheon (IASSW Members Only)
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Registration
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Workshops 48 - 51
(3 hours)
1:30PM - 3:00 PM
Workshops 52 - 58
(1.5 hours)
3:15PM - 4:45PM
Workshops 59 - 65
(1.5 hours)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Auction to benefit IASSW’s P.A.C Fund
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Hospitality
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Annual SSW Jam Fest
OR
In addition to mandatory business items, this lunch is an opportunity for us to recognize
our interns and colleagues along with award nominee winners.
OR
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Conference Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
IASSW Store/Bookstore/Exhibits
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast Buffet
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshops 66 - 69
(3 hours)
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THURSDAY, OCT 16, 2014 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM SESSIONS 1-11_____
1. Engaging Challenging Students with Sunshine Circles
Karen Doyle Buckwalter, MSW, LCSW, Chaddock
Denise Poland, School Social Worker, MSW, LCSW, Quincy Public Schools,
Andrea Bushala, Theraplay Institute
Sunshine Circles are adult directed interactive play groups that teach healthy values, cooperation and social
skills. They also improve group functioning as well as individual learning, build positive relationships and enhancing classroom communities. Sunshine Circles are derived from Theraplay© and are adapted specifically for
classroom settings.
2. FBA-BIP in Elementary Schools
Charles Brooks, MSW, East Aurora District 131
Jalitza Martinez, East Aurora District 131
This interactive workshop is designed to help school social workers facilitate Functional Behavioral Analysis
and Behavior Intervention Plans utilizing a competing behavior pathway document. A presentation guide will
be provided to help the audience follow the visual presentation and take notes. Participants will receive tools to
effectively and efficiently facilitate the FBA-BIP process.
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3. Tools for the Tiers: Practical Strategies to Help Build your
RTI Behavior Triangle
Megan Maronn, MSW, Woodridge School District 68
Michelle Strezo, MSW, Woodridge School District 68
Connor Durkin, MSW, Woodridge School District 68
Kameron Cluchey, MSW, Woodridge School District 68
Social workers from Woodridge School District 68 (K-8) will highlight effective behavioral strategies across the
RTI tiers that will assist the participants in building their own triangle of behavior interventions.
4. Managing Change—The Role of the School-Based Clinician in a Multi-Tiered
System of Support (MTSS)
Ali Hearn, MSW, LCSW, Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)
In this session we will explore the role of the school-based clinician in a Multi-tiered system of Support (MTSS),
including data, systems, and practices of the “old” and “new” models of working. In addition, we will explore
some of the elements of change that exist in relation to the role of the school-based clinician today.
5. Psychiatric Medication Update for Children and Adolescents
Dr. Michael Feld, MD., Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
This workshop will update social workers on the pros and cons of using psychiatric medication with children
and adolescents. Emphasis will be on new medications and ample time will be given to discuss cases with Dr.
Feld.
6. Organizing your School Social Work Practice
Stacy Colgan, LCSW, M.Ed., Lisle School District #202, Schiesher Elementary School
The field of school social work seems to be getting more and more demanding. This workshop will help you organize all of the chaos in your job. Having an organized practice will make your job easier in the long run, not to
mention the stress that will dissipate when you utilize a data collection system that will be easily used and highly
beneficial to you and your students (clients). This presentation can benefit every school social worker and will
provide instant practical strategies that can be used immediately in your practice.
7. Introduction to School Crisis Intervention
Dr. Christina Conolly-Wilson, Psy.D, NCSP, Waukegan Public Schools District 60
This workshop will provide information on the phases of emergency management and how to provide physical and psychological safety. The training will review the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention model.
Trainees will receive information on how to conduct psychological triage and provide psychoeducation, individual and group psychological first aid to individuals.
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Ethics and Technology for School Social Workers—Is It a Risky Business?
Dr. Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, Ph.D, LCSW, Illinois State University, School of Social Work
Brenda Lindsey, EDD, LCSW, Clinical Professor, UIUC
Sandra Kopels, JD, MSW, Professor, UIUC
This workshop is designed to look at both the ethical and legal considerations posed by the use of technology in
social work settings. Particular focus will be given to the specific issues faced by school social workers including
cyber bullying and “sexting”. A major goal of the workshop will be to support school social workers in developing a framework for thinking through the challenges that technology can present in their practice. *This workshop will fulfill your ethics requirement for IDFPR.
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9. Understanding and Working with Arab/Muslim Students and their Parents
Itedal Shalabi, MSW, Arab American Family Services
Arab Americans from different countries differ from each other in culture and socioeconomic status, as do
Muslim and Christian Arabs, and newly-arrived and second and third generation Arabs. In accommodating the
individuality of Arab families, it is important for social workers to take the lead from students and their parents when approaching them about school and other related issues. It is imperative to understand Arab culture
particularly regarding family life and the value of harmony. Nevertheless, when Arab American students seem
troubled, it may be productive to determine whether their problems stem from intergenerational differences
within their family or another source. In this workshop you will gain basic skills and enhance your understanding of best way to approach your students and families. *This workshop will fulfill your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
10. Dare to be Remarkable!
Sonya Perez, MSW, M.Ed., Rockford Public Schools
Megan Pecoraro, MSW, LSW, Batavia Public Schools
The purpose of this workshop is to encourage our School Social Worker colleagues to resist the urge to be mediocre and settle for “good enough” in our daily practice. This workshop will discuss the Do’s and Don’ts of good
goal writing; data collection, ideas to assist in making data driven school social work recommendations and to
support our efficacy with students; and the importance of using evidence based interventions in our social work
practice. (This workshop is an updated, but repeat of 2013 IASSW conference presentation).
11. Helping Adolescent Mothers Stay in School
Arlether C. Paraharm, Program Manager, Illinois Subsequent Pregnancy Program @ Sinai Community Institute
Trenace Brown, Home Visitor – South Suburban Subsequent Pregnancy Program, Harvey, IL
The first half of this workshop will consist of ISPP (Illinois Subsequent Pregnancy Program) staff presenting on
the program model and successes. The second half of the workshop will consist of a moderator and panelists
(current and past participants and Home Visitor). Each will share their experiences as a teen parent navigating
school policies and procedures. The Home Visitor panelist will discuss the advocacy process, perspectives and
experiences in an effort to support the teen parent.
LUNCH AND KEYNOTE 11:45 AM TO 1:15 PM_____________________
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through their compelling point of view. As the nation’s only survivor turned activist/expert, she will also share
some of her most unforgettable experiences working deep inside the trenches of America’s schools. This keynote
is intense, inspirational and cuts to the core of what it means to be a bullied child through the perspective of only
someone who was bullied herself and who holds hundreds of bullied students in her arms every day as they pour
their hearts out to her, can understand. *One CEU/CPDU is available for this presentation.
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12. FOID: Clear and Present Danger Act
Sandra Kopels, MSW, JD, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana
School social workers face legal and ethical situations involving decisions based on the Clear and Present Danger
Act because of relevant ethical codes, mental health, school and other laws or regulations. This session focuses
on answering attendees specific questions which can be either asked during the session or submitted in advance
to [email protected] illinois.edu. *This workshop will fulfill your ethics requirement for IDFPR.
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THURSDAY, OCT 16, 2014 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM. SESSIONS 13-22___
13. Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Children and Adolescents,
Struggling with School Anxiety and School Refusal
Jacqueline A. Rhew, MA, CADC, LPC, Assistant Director of the School Refusal Program Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Dr. Patrick McGrath, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Anxiety, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
The presentation will review interventions designed to increase motivation toward school and promote active
school engagement for the child and family. Factors that contribute to avoidant behaviors will be explored, as
well as ways to identify the at-risk student so as to provide early therapeutic responses. Professionals leaving the
conference will have learned ways to develop strategies, effective communication and language that promotes self
advocacy and independence for the child. Utilizing a holistic perspective, participants will learn ways to create
rapport with families and build relationships that will hold them accountable for school attendance, truancy issues and establish community services and supports.
14. Rethinking Teaching and Instruction Prior to Qualifying African-American
Students for ED Services: An Emphasis on Culturally Relevant Strategies
that Work
Dwayne D. Williams, M.A., Ed.S (School Psychologist), Indian Prairie School District 204,
Metea Valley High School
This workshop will provide step-by-step approaches to implementing culturally relevant strategies to increase
engagement among African-American students. Audience members will learn evidence-based strategies to use
with students of color prior to referring them for special education services. *This workshop will partially fulfill
your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
15. A Guide to Child Welfare Services in Illinois
Anne Gold, MSW, Senior Public Service Administrator, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Each year the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) responds to over 300,000 calls to the State
Central Register Hotline. About 70,000 reports are generated from these calls involving over 115,000 child
victims. Of the calls placed to the Hotline, roughly two thirds are generated by mandated reporters (as defined
by The Child Abuse and Neglected Child Reporting Act) and of that figure, fifteen percent are school personnel.
This presentation will discuss how DCFS and educational systems can work together to ensure the protection of
all children as well as supporting the needs of children who are in care.
16. The Administrator’s Role in the School Social Worker’s Changing Role
Sheri Luecking, MSW, LCSW, Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)
School Social Worker’s roles are undergoing changes related to working in a multi-tiered system of support.
Learn about how one school social worker and principal made a new path in this work and develop your own
strategies to take back to garner your administrator’s support.
17. Assisting Students from Diverse Backgrounds with Challenging Behaviors:
Incorporating a Culturally Attuned Functional Behavioral Assessment in
Pre-Referral Services
Dr. Gerardo Moreno, Ph.D., Department of Special Education, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)
Dr. Mickie Wong-Lo, Ph.D., Department of Special Education, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)
Illinois student populations are becoming increasingly diverse and educators have encountered difficulties in
distinguishing between behavioral differences based on culture and genuine indicators of emotional/behavioral
disorders. This workshop will explore how a functional behavior assessment, (FBA), serves as an effective process in understanding challenging behaviors, particularly when addressing culturally diverse populations. *This
workshop will partially fulfill your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
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18. Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: An Evidence-Based Update on
Assessment and Treatment
Dr. Jason J. Washburn, Ph.D., ABPP, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and Northwestern University
Dr. Denise Styer, PsyD., Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and Northwestern University
This workshop will address nonsuicidal self-injury in students, a condition that challenges educators, school
social workers, and administrators alike. This workshop will provide an update on how to assess and treat selfinjury based on the latest research and our clinical experience in the Center for Self-Injury Recovery.
19. Triage for the Bullied Through a Survivor’s Eyes
Jodee Blanco, author, public speaker, The Jodee Blanco Group
This workshop continues the dialog from the keynote address and highlights what should never be said to a
bullied child as well as key information as to what can be said. The discussion will include the typical profile of
the bullied child and how to intervene with a bullied child both one-to-one and within a group. Two types of
bullying will be identified and the severity of each will be discussed along with a promising intervention called
Compassionate Discipline. Finally we will discuss how to respond to parents and watch for warning signs of possible retaliation or suicide.
20. Skills Assessment and Data Collection for School Social Workers
Nicole Loos Miller, School Social Worker, LSW, CUSD 200 (Wheaton-Warrenville School District)
Baseline data and progress monitoring have become every day vocabulary in schools. Come join a discussion
about how to gather baseline data for different social, emotional, and behavioral concerns and how to monitor
and collect data to determine if progress is being made. Leave with ready-to-use ideas and resources.
21. Building Life Skills and Resilience with National Runaway Safeline’s
Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum
Melanie Santarelli, National Runaway Safeline
Adolescence is a difficult time. Compounded with ongoing stressors at school, home and within the community, many youth enter into a crisis, some may even run away. This experiential workshop will introduce the
National Runaway Safeline’s Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum, a free evidence-based curriculum
highlighting over 40 youth approved activities.
22. Catalyst—Empowerment for Change
Josh Bloodgood, MSW, School Social Worker, Catalyst Program Coordinator, (Plainfield H.S. Central Campus)
Laurie Pacanowski, LCSW, School Social Worker, Catalyst Program Coordinator (Plainfield East H.S.)
Kristi Stone, MSW, School Social Worker, Catalyst Program (Plainfield North H.S.)
Andre Bouey, MA, School Counselor, Catalyst Program Coordinator (Plainfield South H.S.)
Student Representative (TBA), Parent Representative (TBA)
Plainfield CCSD 202 has been committed to running the Catalyst Program for the past 8 years. The Catalyst
Program is an in-lieu of a suspension program available to students who are facing a 5-10 day suspension. The
program was designed in house and is currently run at each of the district’s four high schools. The coordinators of the programs are school social workers. The presentation will discuss the history, challenges and positive
impact of the program to students, families and staff.
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THURSDAY, OCT 16, 2014 3:15 PM TO 4:45 PM. SESSIONS 23-32
23. Parental Alienation: A Confusing Burden for a Child
Marc Slaughter, Educational Awareness Advocate at PAS (Psychological Abuse Support) Intervention
Parental Alienation is a form of emotional child abuse. It can affect an individual child in many different ways,
from depression to disillusionment, guilt, self-hatred, and distrust of authorities and those who are closest.
24. Mental Health Needs of Undocumented Students
Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Ph.D., LCSW, Dominican University
Student representative (TBA)
For undocumented youth, navigating the transition to adulthood can be extremely difficult as they leave the
protected status they have at school to face issues regarding the lack of access to future educational opportunities, jobs, and driver’s licenses. Some researchers have described “illegality” as a form of psychological violence
against Latino youth, leading to social and psychological consequences, particularly at this critical point in their
development. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the challenges faced by undocumented youth, the impact of recent policies such as DACA (deferred action), and the mental health needs
of youth. Strategies for working with undocumented youth will be provided. *This workshop will partially fulfill
your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
25. Technology and the School Social Worker: How Can the iPad Help
Your Practice
Jill Clodfelter, MSW, Bement School District
Are you looking for great iPad apps to utilize with students as a school social worker? Many school social workers are now getting iPads but figuring out what apps to use and how to utilize it can be overwhelming. During
this session participants will learn about different apps that can be used with students and about other apps that
can be used to enhance your practice. This workshop is for the beginner iPad user and most apps will benefit
elementary students and some middle school aged students.
26. Supporting and Assisting Our Heroes Children Post 911
Sara Lesko, BS, Illinois Army National Guard
This workshop will raise awareness about the issues faced by children of Military Service Members, such as the
deployment cycle and their unique military lifestyle. Also, information is provided to support children during
times of uncertainty, trauma, and loss.
27. Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Dr. John L. Levitt, Ph.D., LCSW
Eating disorders are increasingly impacting younger students. Indeed, the impacts on a young person’s development are profound and enduring. This workshop will focus on identifying the impact of eating disorders on
children and adolescents. Issues in developing a helping framework will be discussed as appropriate for schools
as well as use of clinical materials and suggestions for treatment will be presented.
28. How to Help Children and Adolescents who Self-Injure Using Creative Media
Susan Bowman, Ed. S., LPC, YouthLight, Inc.
Learn how to use creative media approaches for helping self-injuring children and adolescents. Techniques will
be explored including storytelling, art, clay, tactile diversion props, and directive sand tray. These strategies will
help youth heal, discover new coping skills and lose their drive to self-injure. Practical tips and activities will be
featured.
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29. The Challenge of Educating Homeless Students
Matt Hanafee, Lead Liaison, Area 1 McKinney-Vento program
Homeless students face significant challenges to their academic success. This workshop will address those challenges and present strategies that districts can use to help students be successful. A brief overview of McKinneyVento Law will be presented. Audience members should come prepared with questions and be willing to share
best practices employed by their district.
30. Evaluating Social-Emotional Functioning within the School Setting:
Assessment, Progress Monitoring, and Evidence Based Interventions
J. Lynsey Psimas, Ph.D., NCSP, Assessment Consultant (IL, WI, MI) Pearson
The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize school social workers with ways to assess students for socialemotional and behavioral problems. Participants will be introduced to the Behavior Assessment System for
Children, 2nd Edition (BASC-2), as well as evidence-based interventions and methods of progress monitoring
behavioral and emotional changes.
31. Triage for the Bullied Through a Survivor’s Eyes
Jodee Blanco, author, public speaker, The Jodee Blanco Group
This workshop continues the dialog from the keynote address and highlights what should never be said to a
bullied child as well as key information as to what can be said. The discussion will include the typical profile of
the bullied child and how to intervene with a bullied child both one-to-one and within a group. Two types of
bullying will be identified and the severity of each will be discussed along with a promising intervention called
Compassionate Discipline. Finally we will discuss how to respond to parents and watch for warning signs of possible retaliation or suicide.
32. Cultural Implications and Mental Health Treatment
Geneve Hein, Ph.D., LCPC, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
Culture is a big part of an individual’s identity, but too often receives little attention in traditional assessments
and treatment planning among providers. This presentation aims to develop awareness as well as explore the
multiple dimensions of culture, and how they may influence mental health treatment. *This workshop will partially fulfill your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
_____FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2014 8:15 AM TO 11:30 AM. SESSIONS 33-39
33. From Conflict to Coping: Understanding the LSCI Conflict Cycle
Alexandra Fliess, MSW, Behavior Specialist at Madison School, Skokie School District 69
Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is a set of skills that help adults turn crisis situations into learning opportunities for kids with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors. This training looks at The Conflict Cycle which
is the major paradigm for understanding the dynamics of escalating power struggles between adults and children
and how to de-escalate at any stage.
34. Efficient and Effective FBAs and BIPs
Katie Pohlman, MSW, LSW, Illinois State Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)
Come learn how to facilitate a team process to efficiently produce effective plans! A model for embedding FBA/
BIP processes into a continuum of school-wide behavior supports and team based planning will be discussed.
Critical components including implementation and evaluation plans will be emphasized.
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35. Falling Between the Cracks: Partnership Interventions that Work
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Special Education and traditional RTI interventions address the typical academic and behavioral difficulties of
most students. However, there is always a group of struggling students who tend to “fall between the cracks.”
These students fall just short of needing special education but also fail to respond positively to traditional RTI Interventions (CICO, SAIG, etc.). This workshop presents new interventions that work, focusing on partnerships
between students, teachers, administration, and parents.
36. Crisis Bereavement Group Intervention Guidelines for
School Social Workers
Jerry Ciffone, MSW, LCSW, retired
Participants of this workshop will learn how to directly assist a large group of acutely stressed or grief-stricken
students by taking them through the presenter’s twelve-phase intervention which includes a sequence of up to 80
specific tasks commonly used in crisis intervention, psychological debriefing and/or post trauma counseling.
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37. Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement and
Dropout Prevention Intervention
Eileen A Klemm, M.A., University of Minnesota
Check & Connect is the only dropout prevention intervention reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education’s
What Works Clearinghouse to show “positive effects” for staying in school. This workshop will introduce the
core components of this mentoring intervention model and describe the school social worker’s role in schoolwide implementation.
38. The Application of Third-Wave Evidence-Based Interventions
for Anxiety within Schools
Dr. Megan Moller, Psy.D. (Licensed Clinical Psychologist), Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital
Dr. Laura Koehler, Psy.D. (Licensed Clinical Psychologist), Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital
This workshop is intended to introduce evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure Therapy, as well as provide interventions to aid in the management of distressing thoughts and feelings in the school settings.
39. Difficult Students: Becoming a Master of Challenging Moments
Larry Thompson, Creator of Responsibility Centered Discipline, author, 2011 State Principal of the Year and National Principal of the Year Candidate, LOL Consulting, LLC
Presenter, Larry Thompson, will share insights and recommended communication and de-escalation strategies
for handling real situations of low, medium and high intensity discipline situations. He will also demonstrate
how to promote self-regulation with particularly resistant and defiant students by using role-played scenarios.
________ FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2014 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM. SESSIONS 40-43
40. Rethinking Teaching and Instruction Prior to Qualifying African-American
Students for ED Services: An Emphasis on Culturally Relevant Strategies
that Work
Dwayne D. Williams, M.A., Ed.S (School Psychologist), Indian Prairie School District 204,
Metea Valley High School
This workshop will provide step-by-step approaches to implementing culturally relevant strategies to increase
engagement among African-American students. Audience members will learn evidence-based strategies to use
with students of color prior to referring them for special education services. *This workshop will partially fulfill
your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
41. Chronic Anxiety: How it Maintains Children in the One Down Position
Cecilia Guzman, LCPC, self employed
Keeping children in school has always challenged staff. In this presentation, chronic anxiety and its role in destabilizing a family is examined. Often times, a child becomes the “anxiety binder” in the family system resulting in
poor attendance or dropping out. How to understand and help these students/families will be explored.
42. Erin’s Law
Keli Swierczek, LCSW, school social worker, District 114
Danielle Gordon, Zacharias Center
This workshop will cover the background on Erin’s Law, such as who is Erin Merryn and the requirements of the
law. Ideas and examples will be shared on how to implement Erin’s Law in your school district.
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43. Behavior Management in a Classroom Setting
Adam Russo, LCSW, Edgewood Clinical Services
In this workshop, participants will learn how to set realistic behavioral expectations for the students with whom
they work, understand the complex nature of behavior management in a chaotic milieu, and develop behaviorspecific interventions.
FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2014 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM. SESSIONS 44-47____
44. Legislation and Policy Developments
Phil Milsk, JD, Governmental Relations Consultant, New Lenox, IL
This workshop will cover new legislation passed in 2013 and 2014, legislation pending and budget developments
at the state and federal levels.
45. The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach:
An Evidence-Based Treatment Model for Students who Use Substances
Elizabeth Nicole Helton, MSW, CADC, ATE, Chestnut Health Systems
The theory and structure of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) treatment will be
presented as well as some of the research that has been done. The discussion will center on how A-CRA is used
in treatment and how it can be supported in the school setting.
46. School Social Workers & Common Core State Standards:
Where do we fit in?
Kari Smith, MSW, MA
This workshop will introduce the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and assist school social workers in
identifying where they fit within these standards. A discussion of what school social workers must do to make
themselves visible within the CCSS, including linking the CCSS to social-emotional learning goals, will occur.
47. Calm Classroom training: Learn to Teach Breathing, Focusing, Relaxation
and Stretching Techniques that Develop Self Awareness and Inner Calm
within Students and School Staff
Jori Griffith, B.A., M.A. Director of Operations, Luster Learning Institute NFP – Calm Classroom
Joy Luster, B.S. , Co-Founder, Luster Learning Institute NFP – Calm Classroom
Participants will learn to facilitate techniques that have produced a 50-60% decline in student misconduct and
have helped thousands of students develop self-awareness, mental focus and inner calm. Calm Classroom
techniques are used in classrooms, one-on-one, and in small group settings with general and special education
students. Participants will experience the benefits of practicing the techniques and understand the research on
which the program was based.
FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2014 IASSW BUSINESS LUNCH 11:45 AM TO 1:15 PM______
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_______ FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2014 1:30 PM TO 4:45 PM SESSIONS 48-51
48. DSM-5 for School Social Workers
Dr. Christie Mason, Ph.D., LCSW, Loyola University of Chicago
This workshop will review changes in the DSM-5 that are most relevant to school social workers, such as the
modification of diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder. New diagnoses, such as social pragmatic communication disorder and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, will be discussed in detail.
49. Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline
Natalie Chap, MSW, Dignity in Schools Campaign, National Campaign Coordinator,
Candace Coleman, Access Living,
Monica Mahan, MSW, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless,
Karen Lynn Morton, COFI/POWERPAC, Woman of God’s Design,
Jenine Wehbeh, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance,
Janet Vargas, COFI/POWERPAC
This workshop will explore the systemic causes and the devastating effects of the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how and why many of our schools push students out of school.
Participants will also learn about the nationwide movement to shift the culture in our schools away from harsh,
exclusionary discipline and replace these negative practices with models such as Restorative Justice and Positive
Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), both of which pair perfectly with fundamental social work values
and processes. Our presenters bring experience from their work on different aspects of the School-to-Prison
Pipeline, from working directly with students with disabilities, LGBTQ students, and students in Temporary
Living Situations (STLS), to working with parents to create city-wide change, to our national campaign to end
school push out.
50. RENEW
Sarah Van Aken, MSW, School Social Worker, Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)
In this session we will explore the data, systems and practices that support successful implementation at Tier 3.
In addition, we will review different types of person centered planning models and then focus on the specifics of
RENEW, a process developed in 1996 at the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire. The RENEW
process is designed to increase self-determination skills and give voice to youth as they transition from school to
adult life. This workshop will include hands-on activities to support the learning process.
51. Remembering the T in LGBT – Cultural Competency with the
Trans* Youth Community
Kelly George, LCPC, Live Oak Chicago
Trans* identified youth face challenges that are unique to them, distinctly different from those experienced by
LGB youth. This workshop will help develop an understanding of the trans* identity development process with
these youth, the particular concerns and issues facing these youth, and how to create an affirming and welcoming environment to help them achieve their full potential.
_______ FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2014 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM SESSIONS 52-58
52. No Magic Wand Left Behind: Classroom Management A Personal Approach
Kevin J. Mueller, LCSW, Behavior Specialist, Plainfield School District 202
This session is designed to provide school social workers with a practical foundation to effectively influence student
behavior. There is no “magic wand” or one single strategy to use to solve negative student behavior. Social workers
play a pivotal role in helping educational teams differentiate their behavioral instruction. Your actions and understanding of behavior can create the optimal environment for students to make good behavioral decisions.
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53. Using Your School’s Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) Report to
Guide Student Support Services
Jo Pauly, MSW, MLIS, University of Illinois – Center for Prevention Research and Development
This interactive workshop will help you get acquainted with an Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) school report, understand how to clearly interpret the data, and walk through the process of using the results to set priorities for
student support services. Come learn how to bring data to life!
54. Some Secrets Should be Shared: Implementing SOS, an Evidence-Based
Suicide Prevention Program
Jodie Segal, MSW, Director of Education at Elyssa’s Mission
Addressing suicidal behavior in youth is more relevant than ever for school social workers. We will review risk
factors and warning signs associated with youth suicide and how to effectively plan and implement an evidencebased prevention program. Best practices gleaned through direct work with over 50 schools will be discussed.
55. Keeping Kids in School…After Trauma?
Rod Ogilvie, LCPC, CRADC, Associates in Professional Counseling and Coaching
No matter the grade level, kids as well as teachers and staff could face a traumatic incident at any time. The
importance of having trained personnel to prepare, plan and respond when these events occur is critical. This
workshop will review several key principles of crisis intervention which guide a competent and compassionate
response when tragedy strikes.
56. Black Girl Blues: An Examination of Intra Racial Bullying
Carolyn Strong, MAT, M.Ed., Thornton Township High School
As long as there have been African-Americans in the new world, this has been an issue up for debate. But for African-American girls, these questions of racial identity and physical appearance – light skin vs. dark skin, straight
hair vs. kinky hair, etc. – often manifest themselves in ways that are detrimental to them and to other girls. This
media-fueled war rages on in the inner circle of girls. This workshop will be filled with “ah-ha moments” that
can be taken away and shared for the betterment of school culture. The presenter will also discuss best practices
as they relate to teaching and mentoring African-American girls along with modeling activities to address this
sensitive issue. *This workshop will partially fulfill your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
57. Impact of Bullying on Mental Health
Sumi Mukherjee, Author and Speaker, Plymouth, Minnesota
This presentation is focused on the impact of bullying on mental health, based on the book titled, “A Life Interrupted – The Story of my Battle with Bullying and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.” The key message is the fact
that bullying can have long lasting devastating psychological impact on young people.
58. Identifying Students who are McKinney-Vento Eligible
Ron O’Connor, McKinney-Vento Liason, Will County
This workshop is designed to help social workers recognize and assist students who are experiencing homelessness. We will review State and Federal mandated legislation regarding these families as well as how to best
service their needs using community resources.
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_______ FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2014 3:15 PM TO 4:45 PM SESSIONS 59-65
59. Engaging the Power of Communal Coping – Grief Group Counseling
with Students K-12
Kate O’Connor, LCSW, Woodstock Community Unit School District #200, Northwood Middle School
Elizabeth Rodden, Graduate Student at Northeastern Illinois University, John Hersey High School, District #214
This workshop will tackle the complicated emotions and social outcomes experienced by students affected by
grief and loss and how these feelings can be more effectively processed and normalized in a group support atmosphere. Developmentally-appropriate bereavement education and proven group procedures and activities will
also be discussed.
60. Bullying Prevention in a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Model
Susan Ditch, MSW, LCSW, Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)
Learn how to apply effective bullying prevention strategies in your school/district. Understand the research,
systems, practices, and evaluation components needed for measuring positive outcomes to reduce the likelihood
of bullying behavior. Evidence-based school wide Bullying Prevention (BP) curriculum and survey examples
will be shared.
61. Reproductive Rights and Minors
Lorie Chaiten, J.D., Director of Reproductive Rights Project, ACLU of Illinois
Roshni Shikari, Staff Attorney, Reproductive Rights Project, ACLU of Illinois
The presentation will review laws in Illinois which affect minors’ ability to access reproductive health care—such
as contraceptives, STI treatment, and abortion care—with a focus on the Parental Notification of Abortion Act
and the judicial bypass procedure for pregnant minors who cannot or do not want to notify an adult family
member of their intent to seek an abortion.
62. School Connectedness & Climate for African American Male Students
with and without Disabilities
Kari Smith, MSW, MA
Students’ connection to school and perceptions of school climate can decline as they advance in grades. This
workshop will share the results from the presenter’s research study to assist school social workers in understanding school climate and connectedness for African American male students with and without disabilities. *This
workshop will partially fulfill your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
63. Student Voice: Are We Listening?
Bersheril Bailey, MA., Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research
Lauren Kazee, LMSW, Michigan Department of Education (MDE)/Michigan Department of Community Health
(MDCH)
How can you use student voice to identify what will keep students in school? Students are uniquely qualified to
assess what works to support their educational journey. Student recommendations from previously conducted
focus groups will be aligned to recommendations in the IES Dropout Prevention Practice Guide.
64. Building Bridges: An Alternative to School Suspension
Michelle Rappaport, LCSW, Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL)
Pam Fenning, PhD., Professor and Program Co-Director at Loyola University, Chicago
In this conference session participants will receive an overview of the Building Bridges curriculum and program
which is an alternative to suspension. This program is focused on teaching and practicing skills: processing &
mediation (principles of restorative justice); decision making skills and to gain self awareness. Also, on-going
research will be presented regarding the effectiveness of the program.
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65. What Makes an Effective School: Multi-Tiered System of
Supports in Action!
Larry D. Fairbanks, ISBE Principal Consultant
Michelle Carmichael, ISBE Principal Consultant
This workshop will provide an overview of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), highlighting the Academic
and Climate and Culture components within a Response to Intervention Process.
SATURDAY, OCT 18, 2014 8:15 AM TO 11:30 AM SESSIONS 66-69___
66. Connecting the Disconnected: Treating Attachment and
Trauma-Related Problems in Children & Youth
William Kaplan, LCSW, House Calls Counseling
This workshop teaches participants how trauma and neglect affects brain development including a child’s ability
to connect and attach. It identifies the manifestations of attachment and trauma dysregulation on children’s
behavioral, cognitive, affective, physical and spiritual functioning. Finally, it introduces participants to the core
concepts and practices of treatment approaches which have demonstrated effectiveness for treating children and
youth with attachment and trauma dysregulation.
67. Becoming an Anti-Racist Social Worker
Briton Holmberg, MSW, LCSW, Samaritan Counseling Center
Marion Malcome, MSW, LCSW, Northwestern Medicine
Despite advances, institutional racism continues to impede service delivery to students of color. This interactive
workshop describes racism in the 21st Century, defines key language for having constructive conversations about
race, and provides strategies for becoming an effective anti-racist social worker at the micro and macro levels.
*This workshop will partially fulfill your cultural diversity requirement for IDFPR.
68. Difficult Students: Becoming a Master of Challenging Moments
Larry Thompson, Creator of Responsibility Centered Discipline, author, 2011 State Principal of the Year and National Principal of the Year Candidate, LOL Consulting, LLC
Presenter, Larry Thompson, will share insights and recommended communication and de-escalation strategies
for handling real situations of low, medium and high intensity discipline situations. He will also demonstrate
how to promote self-regulation with particularly resistant and defiant students by using role-played scenarios.
69. How to Conduct Effective Teacher- Student Mediations
in Secondary Schools
Ondine G. Gross, M.S., Ed.M., NCSP, LCPC, Champaign Unit #4 School District
How many times do we hear from secondary students: “My teacher hates me!” This workshop will provide an
effective 50-minute teacher-student mediation technique. The presenter, an experienced public school practitioner, will use “in-the-trenches” humor, case studies, and role-plays to show how to conduct teacher-student
mediations: an evidenced-based Tier II intervention.
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West of Chicago city limits, South of I-55, west to DuPage County Line
South to I-90 and Chicago city Limits, west to I-94(294)
Lake County, Cook County line on the west and north, east to I-294
Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Putnam, Stark, Tazwell, Woodford
Boone, Carroll, JoDavies, Lee Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
Henry, Mercer
Alexander, Bond, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Jackson,
Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski Randolph, Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash,
Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson
17. Springfield/Decatur
Cass, Christian, Macon, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
18. Will/Gundy/Kendall/Kankakee
A special thank you to our 2014 conference sponsors:
Linden Oaks at Edward and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health
Hospital
Please visit and thank all of our sponsors, advertisers and exhibitors
American Civil Liberties Union
Illinois School for the Deaf
Arab American Family Services
Jodee Blanco, author
Associates in Professional Counseling
Live Oak
Aurora University
Luster Learning Institute
Barefoot Books
Lyceum Books
Camelot Education
National Runaway hotline
Characters of Character
Northwest Community Hospital
Chestnut Health Systems
Pearson Assessments
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
Psychological Abuse Support
Department of Children and Family
Services
Research Press
Edgewood Clinical Services
Educational Research Associates
Riveredge Hospital
Sequel Youth and Family Services
Elyssa's Mission
School Social Work Association of
America
Gateway Foundation
Sumi Mukherjee, author
Genesee Lake Schools
Tier 1 Educational Coaching and
Consulting Services
Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition
Illinois Children's Mental Health
Partnership
Illinois National Guard
Victor Inntertainment
Youthlight Books
IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION_____________________
Americans with Disabilities Act:
If you have ADA needs, please advise Cindy Kearney (847-658-8223) before October 1th. IASSW is committed to
making the conference fully accessible and beneficial to all.
Auction:
What? You were only scratching your nose? Didn’t know you just bid on a great wine package?! Whether you are a
novice or an experienced bidder, the IASSW annual auction is exciting and fun for everyone! Come join us and bid on
everything from books to appliances, and bottles of wine to hotel packages! Once you join the fun you’ll never miss
another year! Bring your checkbooks and be prepared to bid, laugh and have an evening of fun!! All proceeds from the
action this year will benefit the IASSW PAC.
Awards:
Each year the Illinois Association of School Social Workers chooses to honor a Citizen, a School Social Worker and a
Legislator of the Year. Persons from each of these categories have been chosen to be recognized for their unique contributions in their advocacy for children.
Books and Resources;
Many suppliers will be at the conference with school social workers in mind! Bring your checkbook and add resources
to your collection. Credit Cards again will be accepted at the membership store and at many exhibiting tables.
Continuing Education:
IASSW is a provider of CEU’s and CPDU’s. IASSW CEU certification number is 159000141. There are up to 16 CEU
hours available at the conference this year. More information can be found in the packet you’ll receive at registration.
Continental Breakfast:
A light continental breakfast is provided on Thursday and Friday mornings from 7:15 to 8:00am. We kindly inform you
that breakfast ends at 8:00 so that everyone can make it on-time to the 8:15 morning sessions.
Dee Yeck School Social Work Award:
The Dee Yeck Award is given to a second year graduate student exhibiting both a high potential to be a quality School
Social Work professional and have financial need. The awardee will be chosen in a random drawing from the list of
second year school social work students attending the annual IASSW conference.
Geraldine Tosby Award:
Conference reimbursement scholarships will be presented to two randomly selected interns who are IASSW members
and are registered for the full conference. See the surprise on their faces at the Business Luncheon on Friday.
IASSW is a Green Conference:
In an effort to save trees and waste, handouts will be available to all participants prior to attending the conference via
the IASSW web page. Please feel free to download any material that you feel you will need during the conference. Bring
materials to take notes!
Membership:
If you are not currently a member of IASSW, now is the time to join! Members, students, and retired persons receive a
reduced conference rate. Fill out the membership form within the brochure and include your dues with your conference
fees. NOTE: The Friday Lunch is a members-only business lunch.
Member Store:
Various school social work items will be available for purchase at the member store! Stop by and see the latest fashions
and fun items. Credit cards will be accepted for your convenience.
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Moderators and Volunteers:
The conference committee consists of volunteers who work year-round to make our conference a success. We need
help to bring this great conference to you each year. Volunteers are needed to help at the registration table and to moderate workshop sessions. If you are willing to donate your time, please contact Sonya Perez at [email protected]
com. Moderators have the important job of introducing the speakers with a pre-written script, making announcements,
collecting CEU and CPDU forms and assuring that pre-registered guests have priority seating. Please circle your workshop choice on the registration form if you are willing to moderate any sessions.
Past Presidents’ Project- Mini-Grant Awards:
Mini-grant winners will be presented at the business luncheon on Friday. Find out who the recipients are and be inspired to apply for your own grant!
Parking:
Parking at the Sheraton Lisle-Chicago Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is free.
Photographs Taken:
Photographs will be taken throughout the Conference for use in upcoming IASSW publications. If you prefer that your
picture not be taken, please make sure to stop by the registration table or speak with an IASSW Board Member to share
your preference.
Refund Policy:
All cancellations MUST be in writing. Written requests postmarked before October 1, 2014 will be refunded, less 25%
administrative fee. There will be NO refunds after October 1, 2014. Substitutions are always welcome. To expedite registration, please fax in substitutions to Cindy Kearney in advance at 847-658-8223. If unable to phone in, the substitute
should check in at registration under the name of the person for whom they are attending.
Stay connected with IASSW:
Please make sure IASSW has your e-mail address! IASSW has gone green therefore all communication including conference brochure and materials are only on line! Your e-mail will only be used to communicate official IASSW business.
Workshop Proposals
See our website for the latest user-friendly version of our 2015 workshop proposal, www.iassw.org . It’s never too early
to plan on presenting! Please contact IASSW before March 2015 if you are interested in presenting.
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SAVE THE DATE!______________________________________________
The 45th Annual IASSW Conference will be held on
October 22-23, 2015
The conference will be held at the Marriott in
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
Have you ever thought about presenting at the IASSW conference?
Have an idea you want to share?
Please consider sharing your expertise with fellow
School Social Workers!
Remember presentation proposals may be submitted year round at our website.
Let us hear from you!
Moderators and Volunteers
The conference committee consists of volunteers who work year-round to make our conference a
success. We need help to bring this great conference to you each year. Volunteers are needed to
help at the registration table and to moderate workshop sessions. If you are willing to donate your
time, please contact Sonya Perez at
[email protected]
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GET CONNECTED!
Great things are happening through IASSW!
Check out our new and improved IASSW
website www.iassw.org
Check out the IASSW Facebook page! This is
a great way to stay connected throughout the
year!
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CONTACT IASSW
PO Box 634
Algonquin, IL 60102-0634
Fax: (847) 658-8223
[email protected]
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Sheraton Lisle-Chicago Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532
630-505-1000 or 1-877-999-3223
Please visit the hotel’s website for directions:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=4011&language=e
n_US&localeCode=en_US
Conference Room Rate is $99.00
Registration Deadline is September 14, 2014 to receive reduced rate.
Mention IASSW when you book your room.
REMEMBER
TO CHECK THE LINE!
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