Capacity Builders Training for Adult Literacy Program Coordinators
Join your colleagues from around Chicago to learn effective practices for running a strong literacy program. Topics include volunteer management, student retention, fundraising, and more. Sessions occur 3-4 times annually.
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this nationally-recognized, comprehensive training course, learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Completing this course will help professionals and people working with the public to feel more confident assisting individuals living with mental illness.
Literacy Works hosts this FREE session for adult educators and friends.
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Friday, April 26, 2019
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
641 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL
REGISTRATION: Registration required. Space is limited. To register, e-mail email@example.com with your information: Name / E-mail / Phone / Agency / Job role / Title and date of training. Free to members and non-members of Literacy Works. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Special Topics Training for Adult Literacy Tutors and Professionals
Special Topics trainings are geared for tutors and literacy professionals who have been working in the field and seek fresh approaches and tools for their practice. Offered 5-6 times annually, these evening sessions cover in-demand subject areas, such as special learning needs and ESL and ABE writing.
Mental Health and the Adult Learner
Mental well-being is an important factor behind students’ success in adult education programs. In this workshop we will learn about mental health issues commonly experienced by adult learners, including anxiety and depression, trauma, and substance use. What do these challenges look like, and how can you help your students if they are experiencing these issues? Discuss challenges and strategies with fellow adult educators. This training is geared toward adult education staff and volunteer tutors who work with ESL, ABE, and high school equivalency (HSE) students. In this interactive training, you’ll learn:
- Signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, panic attacks, trauma, and substance use
- Safe, culturally-appropriate ways of supporting your students as they manage mental health challenges
- Who to connect to for more guidance and support
- Best practices for privacy, boundaries, self-care, and the roles of staff and tutors
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
641 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL
REGISTRATION: Please RSVP. Space is limited. Free to Literacy Works members and non-members. To register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your information: Name / Email address / Phone number / Agency / Job role.
Peer Learning Series for Adult Literacy Program Coordinators
Peer Learning is a multi-session workshop that gathers adult literacy program coordinators to more deeply explore solutions to a current challenge facing the field. Each series typically comprises four sessions.
Partner Spotlight for Adult Literacy Tutors and Professionals
Partner Spotlight events offer information about community resources of interest to adult educators and learners.
How to Register for Professional Development Sessions
Please contact our Program Associate at 773-822-8242 or email@example.com to register for Capacity Builders, Special Topics, and Peer Learning. If you are employed by a Literacy Works member agency, the training is free. If you are unaffiliated, the fee for Capacity Builders, Special Topics, and Peer Learning is $20.
Registration for Workforce Development trainings is through the Chicago Jobs Council. Please visit their website to sign up.