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Adultism 101

January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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When: Thursday, March 5th – 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Trainer: Torelen Winbush, Training Coordinator at All Chicago

Training Objectives:

• Understand the definition of adultism
• Recognize interactions that could be interpreted as adultism and practice how to reframe the situation
• Learn how adultism can impact the development of positive youth-adult relationships in the homeless community
• This training is recommended for any provider who supports Youth under the age of 24.

Description: The word “adultism” refers to behaviors and attitudes based on the assumption that adults are better than young people, and entitled to act upon young people without their agreement. To be successful in our work with young people, we must understand a particular condition of youth, the concept of adultism. The systematic mistreatment of young people is relatively new and has not been widely accepted as a reality.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to recognize how adultism (usually unintended and unconscious) limits effectiveness, understand ways to overcome the “one speaks for all” dynamic in youth involvement and have an understanding of an “adultism” and how it that can limit our work with young people in the homeless community.

Fee: This training is FREE to attend, and for an additional cost 2 CEUs are available. If interested in receiving CEUs for this training, please email Torelen at TWinbush@allchicago.org for payment and details.


January 15, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Torelen Winbush


All Chicago
651 W Washington, Suite 504
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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