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Friday, September 22, 2017

Illinois Disability Rights Consortium meeting to focus on Trauma Informed Advocacy - Professional Responsibility - Sept 27, 2017 webcast

The next Illinois Disability Rights Consortium meeting will take place on Wednesday September 27th, 2017 from 9:30-11:00 at Equip for Equality’s Chicago office (20 N. Michigan, Suite 300). The topic will be trauma informed advocacy and Sarah Hess from the Legal Council for Health Justice will be the presenter.

Here’s a description of the session: Disability advocates often work with clients who have endured traumatic events that impact their ability to work, go to school, attend appointments, "comply" with medical advice, and feel safe. By understanding trauma and how it presents in clients, advocates can better respond to and advocate for their clients. Trauma-informed practices benefit all clients by eliciting more information, creating a more trusting relationship with the client, and empowering clients following representation. This session will provide practical tools for advocates to provide trauma-informed services, to incorporate trauma-sensitive arguments into their work, and to adapt their environment and systems to account for client trauma and advocate secondary trauma.

This session will be available via webcast. Here is the link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1269815368568993025

This program will be eligible for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit and we will be applying for Professional Ethics credit. A captioner will be present for the meeting. 

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