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LACONI YSS: A Heart-to-Heart on Resilience: Strengthening Community through Empathy and Self-Care

When:  
Friday, February 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Downers Grove Public Library (In Person)

  • Register now. $30 for member libraries, $40 for non-members. tinyurl.com/laconiheart

Join us for a day of compassionate learning.

Early childhood experts from the DuPage Children’s Museum will present practical solutions to handling tantrums and stressful moments with empathy and understanding, including a discussion on the methodology developed from the Wakanheza Project. They will further explore engaging the whole family in spaces and events. In the afternoon, we will take a moment to focus on self-care and stress management. Then, we will close out our day with a presentation from Youth Outlook, an organization committed to celebrating, empowering, advocating for and providing services to meet the ever-evolving needs of LGBTQ+ youth and their families, friends and communities. They will speak on the role libraries can have in creating an inclusive and affirming environment and current trends in working with LGBTQ+ young people. They will also discuss understanding privilege and oppression.

This registration includes: Professional Development Training and lunch.

Type:   Program

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Categories: Youth/Young Adult/School Services


This event is sponsored by Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois.


Questions? Please contact LACONI Events.

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