​​​​​​​​​2023 Mental Health Training Series

The Kane County System of Care (KCSOC)​ coordinates monthly free and virtual trainings on trending topics in children's mental health. We invite community mental health professionals, and anyone interested in the topic, to join us for expert-led discussions. Spanish translation is offered at every event, and CEUs are available. Register prior to the meeting to obtain the virtual event link. 

​Next KCSOC Training

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Recognize signs of coercive control in relationships and organizations and learn how leaders can adjust policy to better protect victims.

Kate Amber holds a Master of Science in the Psychology of Coercive Control from the University of Salford, a post-graduate certification in Executive Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania in Violence and Abuse Prevention, a Certification in Human Rights Consulting from the US Institute of Diplomacy & Human Rights and an ADA Advocacy Certification from Equal Access Advocates. She is a developer of the PsychoSocial Quicksand Model™ of Coercive Control and a coercive control expert. Ms. Amber also founded End Coercive Control USA (ECCUSA) to help educate and transform the systems designed to assist persons harmed by coercive control, and restore their dignity, autonomy and freedom. She is an international speaker, consultant, trainer, writer and expert witness on domestic abuse, extremist groups and coercive control.

Upcoming Trainings

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​Friday, October 13

9 - 11am​ ​LGBTQIA+ Allyship and Mental Health

Experts Jessica Smiley and Josh Gavel will share their knowledge surrounding the spectrums of gender and sexual identity, how this impacts youth, and how we can create safe and affirming spaces in our community.​

Participants will:
  • ​Expand knowledge of LGBTQ+ specific identities and terms, including the spectrums of sexuality and gender.
  • Describe how stigma, discrimination, and microaggressions affect LGBTQIA+ youth.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ affirming and inclusive language.
  • Identify ways to create safe and affirming spaces and your role as an ally.
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​Thursday, October 26
9am - 12pm​
Coercive Control Assessment Part 1​
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​Thursday, November 9
9am - 12pm​
Coercive Control Assessment Part 2​ Open to those who attend Part 1

​Thursday, November 30

9 - 11am​

​​ADHD Perspectives: Pediatrician and Mental Health Thera​pist

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​Friday, December 15, 2023
​9am - 11am
​Introduction to Occupational Therapy: Benefits for Youth with Mental Health Symptoms and Developmental Differences ​
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Past Trainings
​Event Date
Event Recording​
Zoom Passcode

​September 14, 2023

Suicide S​creening in Schools​


​​August 10, 2023

Transforming the Children's Behavioral Healthcare System by Strengthening Families and Communities


July 26, 2023
Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders: Recognition and Referral 


​June 30, 2023
Vicarious Trauma: Living and Working Self-Reflectively​


​May 26, 2023

​Introduction to Parent Coaching


March 22, 2023
Dialectical Behavior Therapy


​February 24, 2023

Nervous System Regulation in Play Therapy Part 2


​​February 9, 2023
Youth Voices on Mental Health 2023 Public Panel
​January 27, 2023
Nervous System Regulation in Play Therapy Part 1​​

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