Seminars, Classes & Workshops
Seminars, Classes & Workshops

Seminars, Classes & Workshops

We hope you'll join us for one of our many opportunities to learn and grow as a community. 

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    Powerful Tools for Caregivers
    Mondays | September 25–October 30 | 10:00–11:30 a.m.

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Mondays | September 25–October 30 | 10:00–11:30 a.m.

    Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. This self-care educational program for family caregivers builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others.

    Caregivers will develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to family and healthcare or service providers, communicate effectively in challenging situations, recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings, and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook.

    Caregivers who benefit from the PTC 6-week class series:

    • Spouse or partner of an adult with a chronic condition
    • Adult children of aging parents
    • Parents of children with special health and behavioral needs
    • Grandparents raising grandchildren with special needs
    • Long-distance caregiver

    Registration required. Materials Fee $40

    Questions? Contact: Jean Blidy at | 630.321.3936 OR Julie Baier at | 630.399.7821



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    Suicide Prevention
    Thursday, October 5 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Online

    Suicide Prevention 
    Thursday, October 5 | 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Virtual Training

    Course Overview
    QPR Suicide Prevention Training

    QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a suicide prevention course that teaches participants to help someone who may be considering suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, interact with a person who may be suicidal, and apply the 3-step QPR approach to helping someone who may be considering suicide.

    Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize the common causes, risk factors, and warning signs of suicide
    • Understand the common myths and facts surrounding suicidal behavior
    • Question a person about suicide
    • Persuade a suicidal person to get help
    • Refer a suicidal person to the appropriate resources

    To register click here:

    Questions? Contact Jean Blidy at

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    Surviving the Holidays
    November 14 | 7:00–9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook 
    November 15 | 1:00–3:00 p.m. | Oak Brook

    Surviving the Holidays

    The dates below are the only session dates offered.

    Tuesday | November 14 | 7:00–9:00 p.m. | Oak Room | Oak Brook
    Wednesday | November 15 | 1:00–3:00 p.m. | Room 262 | Oak Brook

    Looking for help and hope as you navigate the holiday season?

    Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas?

    Are you dreading these holidays, fearing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be reached?

    Our Surviving the Holidays Seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death.

    The cost is $7.00 for a Surviving the Holidays booklet and registration is required.

    Or, if you need assistance please contact Jean Blidy at or 630.321.3936