Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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TRAINING COST: The cost to attend this training is $40.00

9 CEUs are available for a cost of $75.00. If interested in receiving CEUs for this training, please email Torelen at TWinbush@allchicago.org for payment and details.

**There are only 30 seats available for this training**

When: Tuesday, March 31st from 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

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

Trainer: Ashley Molin, Associate Director of Behavioral Health at Center at Halsted

Description: Mental Health First Aid is a 9-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training enables you to identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

NAMI – Mental Health Awareness: Warning Signs

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When: Friday, March 20th, 2020- 10:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661
**There are only 30 seats available for this training**

Fee: This training is $10.00 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.

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

• Understand how to communicate with a person experiencing a mental health crisis
• Identify the four components of the Recovery Model
• Participants will be able to identify mental health warning signs
• This training is for direct line staff, housing agencies, counselors, mental health, and substance use professionals

Trainer: Sierra Petersen, MSW- NAMI Chicago Training Manager, assists in the development and management of NAMI Chicago’s training institute, working with community agencies, and first responders. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.

Self-Care Workshop Series: Mindfulness

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This workshop is a participatory, interactive workshop to engage direct line staff in exploring and supporting topics relating to self-care exploring strategic awareness.

When: Friday, February 21st – 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness is about strategic awareness because burnout is not so much about the specifics of your job, but it is how you deal with it. We will explore ways that mindfulness can help mitigate burnout and stress which is inherent in nonprofit work as we focus on steps that alleviate its harmful effects.

Workshop Objectives:
• Explain how mindfulness enhances clarity in purpose and productivity in leaders
• Explore the role mindfulness plays in communication and interaction
• Apply mindfulness to management burnout and interpersonal relations

Presenter: Torelen Winbush, CoC Training Coordinator at All Chicago previously developed and taught curriculum on success strategies and conducted training for both faculty and students as a success coach on topics related to achievement and goal-setting principles for over 12 years.

Fee: FREE and no CEUs available for this workshop

AWDs Policy Training for Community Service Providers with Nolan Downey

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

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When: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 – 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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

Description: New rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly Food Stamps) are coming to Illinois in 2020. These rules require certain SNAP recipients to work at least 80 hours a month if they want to continue receiving SNAP.

In this training, you will learn, who is affected by these changes, why they are happening, and how clients and community organizations can mitigate the harm of these new policies.

Presenter: Nolan Downey is a Staff Attorney for the Legal Impact Network at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. Nolan specializes in public benefits policy – particularly SNAP, has represented clients facing benefits termination, and has lobbied for reforms to improve access to public benefits.

Adultism 101

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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.

Gender Equity

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Trainers: Karen Kowal, Continuum of Care Director at All Chicago & Torelen Winbush – Training Coordinator at All Chicago

Description: On September 21, 2016, HUD published a final rule in the Federal Register entitled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs.” Through this final rule, HUD ensures equal access to individuals in accordance with their gender identity in programs and shelter funded under programs administered by HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). This rule builds upon HUD’s February 2012 final rule entitled “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” (2012 Equal Access Rule), which aimed to ensure that HUD’s housing programs would be open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. The final rule requires that recipients and subrecipients of CPD funding, as well as owners, operators, and managers of shelters, and other buildings and facilities and providers of services funded in whole or in part by any CPD program to grant equal access to such facilities, and other buildings and facilities, benefits, accommodations and services to individuals in accordance with the individual’s gender identity, and in a manner that affords equal access to the individual’s family.

Fee: The training is free of cost.

Carolyn K. Ross Named President and CEO of All Chicago

Chicago, IL — June 19, 2019 All Chicago Making Homelessness History today announced, following a national search led by executive firm Kittleman, Carolyn K. Ross has been selected to serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of All Chicago, effective July 15.

“We are extremely pleased to have Carolyn Ross joining All Chicago as the new President and CEO,” said Peter Vilim, Chairman of the Board of Directors at All Chicago. “She is a results-driven community leader, strategic planner, and progressive thinker with significant experience in human services. We are confident she will continue to move our mission forward.”

Ross has extensive nonprofit executive leadership experience. She served as the Chief Deputy Director for Child Welfare and Family Services with the State of Illinois. More recently she served as the President and CEO at Heartland Center for Behavioral Change in Kansas City, MO, where she directs the overall coordination, organization planning, supervision and direction of all programs and staff. From 2009 to 2014, Ross was the Vice President of Operations for Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC), Inc. in Chicago, where she provided overall strategic direction and leadership for all operational, quality, and compliance activities throughout Illinois.

“All Chicago is a recognized leader in preventing and ending homelessness through emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analytics, and trainings,” said Carolyn Ross, the incoming All Chicago President and CEO. “I am humbled to be a part this growing organization and to bring our community together to address this complex issue.”

Ross will succeed Dr. Nonie Brennan, who served as the CEO since All Chicago’s inception in 2011, and who was the CEO of the Emergency Fund from 2003 until its merger with All Chicago in 2011. She is retiring on June 30, 2019.

About All Chicago All Chicago Making Homelessness History’s mission is to unite our community and resources to provide solutions that ensure and sustain the stability of home. All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through four signature approaches: Emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analytics, and training/research. By bringing our partners together and using data to inform decisions, we are creating an effective system in Chicago, so that all of our neighbors have a place to call home.

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