There is no lack of care and concern for the welfare of children and youth and their families among service providers in the area. The evidence: The response to a recent training opportunity for providers of services to children 0 to 18 exceeded the expectations of training organizers.
The Community that Cares Project conducted a training that was open to providers from Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties on June 1, 2012 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling. 110 individuals representing a very diverse group of providers attended the training entitled Understanding Children, Youth and Adult Needs Through the Lens of Attachment.
“We were hoping for a great turnout of providers, but the response we got went well beyond our expectations,” says Amy Adams, MS, NCC, QMHP, and Community that Cares Project Coordinator.
The Community that Cares (CTC) Project is a combined effort of over 54 community organizations, community groups and parents across four counties (Ogle, Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside) who have joined forces to build an integrated network of care for children. “This network, or children’s mental health system of care, includes universal screening, early identification of children’s needs, early intervention, and comprehensive assessment and treatment,” adds Adams.
Adams was a presenter along with Gloria Martin, MS, LCPC, QMHP and Associate Director of Family Services at Sinnissippi Centers, one of the more than 54 partner agencies in the Community that Cares Project.
The training on June 1st was the first of a planned three-part training opportunity. The next training is scheduled for October 11, 2012, and the third later in the fall, tentatively set for mid-November.
For more information on the Community that Cares Project, please contact Amy Adams at the Sterling Sinnissippi Office at 815-625-0013 ext. 120.