Early Intervention Lunch and Learn: Grief and Loss
Trainer: Amy Slutzky
When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1 – 2:30 PM
Where: Grayslake Heritage Center, 164 Hawley St, Grayslake, IL
Cost: $10 Pre-Registration, $15 Day of Workshop
EI Credit Hours: 1.5 Working with Families
Description: Many of the families you work with as and Early Intervention Provider are coming with significant baggage. Learn about the grief and loss parents are going through, as well as how to help them through that pain in order to have a higher rate of participation in services.
Amy Slutzky, MA, LPC, NCC is the owner and sole practitioner for LiveNLearn® Consulting. She was a classroom teacher for 15 years with the pleasure of having taught in public high schools, alternative high schools, a charter middle school, and a gifted program for upper elementary students. She was honored in Who's Who Amongst America's Teachers in 2000 and named to the Honor Roll of the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice in 2015. During a transitional phase of her career, she pursued a master's degree in Professional Counseling with a focus on community counseling. She completed clinical work in the field of juvenile justice and substance abuse to complete licensure and continued as a life coach specializing in work with adolescents, families, and substance abuse. Amy volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Lake County, IL for abused and neglected children from 2007 until 2017. She then switched her volunteer activity to Give An Hour, a nonprofit that connects active and retired military and their families with mental health counseling. Amy's goals revolve around helping individuals and families be their best selves by using successes in the past to confront and conquer current life challenges. She is passionate about helping parents trust their instincts in advocating for their children in and out of the classroom.
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