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Attachment, Self Regulation & Competency (ARC):A Framework for Building Resiliency in Youth and Families Impacted by Trauma

Co-Sponsored by College of Lake County Human Services and Social Work Department, Warren Township Youth & Family Services and Lake County Health Department

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Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) is a core treatment model developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their care giving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment work, child development and resiliency literature, the approach recognizes the importance of working with the child in context, and recognizes the role that historical experiences may have on functioning. The approach acknowledges the child and families adaptive responses are based on their experiences, and looks to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development. Rather than identify step-by-step interventions, the framework identifies 10 key building blocks or intervention targets as well as key skills/goals within each domain.

The objectives for this one day ARC overview are:

1. Provide participants with a context for the model by reviewing complex trauma and its impact

2. Provide participants with an overview of the models domains, blocks, and integrating strategies

3. Provide participants with strategies that can be used in each of hte domains

ARC is designed for youth from early childhood to adolescence and their caregivers. ARC is currently in use in more than 300 agencies and/or child-serving systems in the U.S. and abroad, and has been adapted to the range of agencies which provide services to this population.

This workshop will include material presented in a lecture format as well as small group activities and discussion.

This workshop is ideal for Counselors, Case Managers, Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Educators, Psychiatric Nurses and, Mental Health Administrators.

The Presenter: Liza Simon-Roper, ACSW, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP, is a highly experienced and recognized expert in the area of trauma treatment and a Certified ARC Trainer through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. Liza Simon Roper, ACSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Wisconsin. Over the past 25 years she has worked in private practice, community counseling centers, residential programs and trauma treatment services. For sixteen years Ms. Simon Roper was a supervisor of Outpatient Counseling Services at One Hope United, and the Project Director for the Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth, a category III NCTSN program. She is currently One Hope United's Clinical Coordinatior focusing on training and progam development.

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Location: College of Lake County, Wing A, Room AO13, Lower Level, 19351 West Washington St., Gurnee, IL 60031. Park in lots 4, 5, or 6, and enter through main entrance at roundabout. Walk to Wing A and head downstairs (by colored square mural) to AO13.

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Registration: 8:00 am Start Time: 8:30 am End Time: 4:30 pm

Lunch: A voucher will be provided at the Cafe Willow (the onsite cafeteria).

Registration closes on September 26. You can register the day of the event for an additional $10.00-- if seating is available.

Fee: $60.00 per person

Cancellations made via email prior to 5 pm on September 29, 2017 will receive a refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after the 29th, 2017.

Continuing Education: 6.5 CEU's, Social Work Sponsor # 159-000290, Professional Counselor Sponsor # 197-000033. From the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA) for CADC. IDPFR approved for social workers and professional counselors. You will be awarded CEU’s for the # of hours you were present in the training.


***Walk-ins are welcome, but admission cannot be guaranteed, and a $10 fee will be added to the base rate.

If you have any questions, please contact Adam Krieger at akrieger@warrentownship.net

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