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Rise ‘N’ Learn Webinar:

Social Workers as Frontline Workers in the Pandemic of Social and Racial Injustices

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

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


Overview: This session will speak to the inequities that Black and Brown families experience in their local communities by the hands of the police. Specifically, this session will unpack Ms. Young’s personal experience of how these systems continue to fail people of color and what individuals in the helping profession can do to rally for change and support the families they work with. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own negative experiences or reflect on why they have never had a negative experience with police.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will have an increased awareness of the frequency of trauma related experiences associated with the police.
  2. Participants will identify the impact of working with survivors of trauma.
  3. Participants will examine coping skills and strategies to deal with vicarious trauma.
  4. Participants will increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of individual and collective voices needed for change (or needed to dismantle injustice).

Presenter: Anjanette Young, MSW, LCSW President and CEO of Cafe' Social Work Consulting LLC

Anjanette Young is a licensed clinical social worker and graduate of the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois–Chicago. She obtained a master’s degree in clinical social work with a special interest in mental health for individuals and families. In March 2019, Anjanette became president and CEO of Café Social Work, where she spends her time tutoring and coaching new social workers. She also consults with organizations for staff training and development.

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

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable. The registration fee is non-refundable.  Individuals who paid for but missed the workshop can use their payment as a credit towards a future Rise ‘N’ Learn, Lunch ‘N’ Learn or IDD Provider Networking Group sponsored by the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar with instructions 24 hours prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from or 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. This link includes Zoom registration, which assists with tracking attendance for the training. Once the Zoom registration is complete, you will receive an email from Zoom with a link to enter the session. 

Continuing Education Credits: 

2.0 CEUs are available for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP

  • Riveredge Hospital is a Social Work CEU Sponsor with IDFPRunder license #159000731. The following Illinois credentials are eligible for CEUs under this license: LSW, LCSW, LPC, and LCPC.
  • Providers with other credentials (i.e., QIDP) are encouraged to provide presentation information to their credential authority to consider credit for attendance.
  • Attendees need to participate in at least 75% of the webinar to receive CEU credit.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. Evaluations open within two (2) business days post-event and remain open for seven (7) days. 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 2 weeks following the event.