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Lunch N Learn: Intersections of Trauma and Oppression with Homelessness Among Youth in the U.S.

May 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at time of registration)

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from rclark@ipha.com or ipha@ipha.com so please be sure to add these email addresses to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Presenters: Carolyn Back, Genea Moore, M Nelsen and Jake Bradley – Coordinated Entry Team from the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County

Overview: Estimates say that there are 2,000 unaccompanied young people every night in Chicagoland who don’t have a safe, stable place to stay. The Entry Point team will address the epidemic of youth homelessness in our region and country, uncover the various causes of homelessness among youth, and consider the myriad ways that systemic injustices have created and perpetuate this crisis.  We will unpack the complex correlation between homelessness, trauma, and mental health difficulties, provide an overview of available resources, and present ways to contribute to preventing and solving youth homelessness here and around the nation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will recognize the scope of homelessness experienced by unaccompanied youth in the USA.
  • Attendees will have an understanding of the individual, systemic and structural causes and complexities of youth homelessness in the USA.
  • Attendees will grapple with how unearned privilege and systemic oppression variously shape the lives and circumstances of everyone in our national community.
  • Attendees will examine the complex interrelationships between trauma and mental health struggles as they complicate and are exacerbated by experiencing homelessness.
  • Attendees will understand what services, resources and interventions for youth experiencing homelessness are and are not available in our local and regional communities.

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC, and QIDP

All other professionals are encouraged to check with their respective licensing boards for questions about whether this workshop meets criteria for continuing education credits.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation in order to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed. This process takes approximately 3 weeks following the event. Evaluations open within 2 days post-event and remain open for 10 days. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable

Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park TownshipRiveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.

For more information about upcoming trainings or if you are interested in being a presenter, please contact Vanessa Matheny (CMHB of Oak Park Township) at 708-358-8855 or Tandra Rutledge (Riveredge Hospital) at 708-488-4970 or Fatima Villasenor (Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare system) at 773-416-6411.


May 19, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm