Session 3 1:15-2:15 Breakout Sessions

1:15-2:15 pm

Session 3: Breakout Sessions

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Attendees will select one presentation to attend from the sessions listed below.


Session 3a (1.0 CE/CEU credits)*

Presenter: Nancy Zarse, Psy.D.

Title: Violence Prevention Program

Summary: This introductory workshop describes a violence prevention program. This introductory workshop describes a violence prevention program. This program applies equally to workplace violence, school violence, mass casualty violence, and terrorism. Learn about the four prongs of the program: educate, identify, assess, and manage. Understand the value of knowing what is of concern and to whom to report it. Learn about the significance of leakage and warning signs as a means to accurately identify those at risk of violence. Recognize the critical role of the Threat Assessment Team and the need for a comprehensive Violence Risk Assessment by a qualified professional. Unmask the power of a comprehensive approach to management of violence risk, which incorporates both short- and long-term strategies, as well as interventions to mitigate the risk of violence.


Session 3b (1.0 CE/CEU credits)*

Presenter: Paul Krauss, M.A., LPC

Title: Why We Need a National Violence Prevention Hotline

Summary: The Violence Prevention Hotline proposes to provide free, confidential, expert support for people in distress and feeling compelled toward committing acts of violence in the future.


Session 3c (1.0 CE/CEU credits)*

Presenters: Aaron Mallory, AM, LCSW; Miguel Cambray, M.A.; Jackie White, B.A.; & Chris Warland, M.A.

Title: READI Chicago: An Innovative Response to the Cycle of Poverty, Violence, and Trauma

Summary: Chicago is facing a crisis of lethal violence, and communities across Illinois are struggling with staggering rates of poverty. Our research shows that these two factors are interconnected. The same forces that foster poverty also put people at risk of violence: lack of good-paying jobs, limited educational opportunities, and lack of access to key services. This session will discuss an innovative response to poverty and gun violence in Chicago—READI Chicago combines relentless street outreach, paid transitional employment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, all in a trauma-informed environment. We will provide an overview of the READI Chicago model, its evidence base, and lessons from the first year of implementation.*


*See the Continuing Education Credit Tab for more information about the session, including learning objectives and speaker bios.