Upcoming Free Webinar on the Baby-Friendly Physician’s Office

Posted on: August 25, 2014

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, from noon-1:00pm, ICAAP will be hosting a free, We Choose Health Baby-Friendly project webinar, “Supporting Breastfeeding: The Baby-Friendly Physician’s Office.”  The webinar, which will be presented by Karen Federici, MD, IBCLC, FABM, will discuss the benefits, characteristics, and strategies of a baby-friendly physician office. She will explain how physicians can support breastfeeding within their practice, while getting reimbursed for doing so.   She will also provide a framework for effective collaboration with lactation consultants, WIC, and other community organizations. To register for this event, please click here.

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From Mania to Recovery: Insights for the Professional

Posted on: June 14, 2013

Mental Health America of Illinois will be presenting a workshop about bipolar disorder on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 12-2pm at 70 E. Lake St. in Chicago.  Judith Chellico Sturm will share her personal story of navigating the difficulties of living with bipolar disorder, and participants will gain insight into the debilitating disease.  The cost of the workshop is $20.  For more information click here, or click here to register.

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Transition to Motherhood Workshop

Posted on: June 11, 2013

Insight Behavioral Health Centers will be hosting a Transition to Motherhood: Recognizing Mental Health Issues in New and Expectant Mothers workshop on Wednesday, June 19 from 8:30-11am at Flourish Studios in Chicago.  Participants will learn to distinguish between what is a normal part of the adjustment process and what is clinically significant in addition to treatment approaches and strategies that effectively prevent and reduce symptoms.  The conference is free, but registration is required as space is limited.  Click here to register.

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Symposium on Child Trauma in the Public Sector: July 18-19, 2013

Posted on: June 10, 2013

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition have partnered to host the Symposium on Child Trauma in the Public Sector on July 18-19, 2013 at Northwestern University.  The symposium will focus on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Studies (ACES) and community violence and is intended for policymakers, clinicians, health care providers, child advocates, educators, and others who work with children.  View the flyer here.

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Upcoming Events at TAP Rockford

Posted on: June 4, 2013

The Autism Program (TAP) Service Center in Rockford, a program of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, has announced four exciting summer opportunities taking place around the Rockford region:

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Drive it Home Show: 6.18.13

Posted on: June 4, 2013

The Allstate Foundation and National Safety Council have partnered to bring the Drive it Home Show to Rockford on June 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Rockford College’s Maddox Theater.  The free, one hour show will feature a skit performed by comedians from Second City, and safety experts will provide easy, lifesaving tips to keep children safe on the road. For more information on the Drive it Home initiative, click here.  Pediatricians, their colleagues and staff, and parents can register online here.

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2013 Head to Toe: The Midwest Interactive Infant-Toddler Conference 6.1.13

Posted on: May 30, 2013

The Head to Toe Conference, presented by the Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children, brings together more than 500 professionals in infant-toddler early care and education including early intervention, infant-toddler specialists, home visitors, social workers, mental health providers, physical and occupational therapists, pediatricians, dietitians, and other allied professionals.  Topic areas include Language and Literacy, Curriculum and Play, Temperament and Behavior, Family Centered Approaches to Improve the Quality of Care, and Physical Growth and Development.  The Conference will be held at the University Center Conference Chicago on June 1, 2013 from 8am-4pm.  ICAAP members and staff, including Dr. Larry Gray, Dr. Todd Ochs, and Rachel Sacks will be in attendance to present sessions on various topics.  Time and topics are listed below.

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32nd Annual Infant Mental Health Conference: 10.25.13

Posted on: May 14, 2013

Join the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health in cooperation with the UIC Child and Family Development Center for Mirror, Mirror: Reflective Practice Across Infant and Early Childhood Setting on October 25, 2013 from 9am-3:30pm at the UIC Forum.  The conference is designed specifically for professionals in the fields of foster care, early intervention, early childcare, children’s mental health and any other setting that includes young children and their families.  Brenda Jones Harden, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland College Park, will act as the keynote speaker, addressing what reflective practice looks like, how it can be useful for clinicians, and how it can benefit children and families.  For more information, view the flyer here.

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2013 Pediatric Rehabilitation Symposium: May 3-4, 2013

Posted on: April 22, 2013

Join Rush University Medical Center’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the 2013 Pediatric Rehabilitation Symposium on May 3-4,2013 at the Searle Conference Center in Chicago.  The symposium, designed for physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and those involved in the educational, legal, and insurance systems,  will focus on the latest updates in the field of pediatric care for children with specialized needs and evidence-based practice for the treatment of children with disabilities.  The deadline for registration is April 26, 2013. View the flyer here.

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Join EDOPC for Upcoming Education Teleconference

Posted on: April 10, 2013

The Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (EDOPC) Project will be hosting an education teleconference, Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision Visits in Middle Childhood  (5-10Years), on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 8-9am.  To register, please visit the ICAAP Event page. For more information, please contact Rachel Sacks.

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