CANCELLED: ACES Follow-up Session

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The registration period has closed for this event.

12:00 PM-2:30 PM

Registration open through 1/24/2018 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

For this session we will review the 7 C’s of Resilience as well as the self-care inventory and use them in the context of CHAAT (Coaching Human Agency-Awareness Techniques©)
Working with children, their families, and in the community in which they live, involves understanding and considering many perspectives. Thinking about and honoring each experience and feeling is at once vital and daunting, but also necessary to intervene in a sensitive and comprehensive manner. Coaching Human agency awareness Techniques is a strategy that can immediately provide benefits to those we coach (and ourselves), whether operating from an administrative/systems level or working directly with children and their families.

This session includes both lecture and interactive participation. Tools will be made available to enable participants to measure their readiness to incorporate this skill set into work they do.

Participants will:
• Learn about human agency awareness coaching as a way to engage those we serve
• Discuss the role and features of awareness coaching
• Connect the dots between human agency awareness and becoming trauma-informed
• Practice awareness coaching techniques with partners


Juanona Brewster is the Senior Director of all Child Development Initiatives for ICAAP, Project Director for Promoting Resilience of Trauma-exposed Communities Together (PROTECT) and Project Director, Tools to Empower Adolescent Moms (TEAM). In addition, Brewster is the primary consultant for Join In Action: Coaching for a Purpose. Brewster earned graduate degrees from Northwestern University and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law. She has received fellowships from University of Illinois, School of Public Health Policy and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Strategic Communication). Currently, Brewster is attaining her International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential. Throughout her nonprofit career, Brewster has advocated on behalf of vulnerable child and family populations. She is the mother of two and the grandmother of five, including a child with special health care and education needs.

Tom Bradach is the Coordinator for Child Development Initiatives for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Tom Bradach joined the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) in February 2015 as an intern for the Reach Out and Read—Illinois program and the Promoting Resiliency of Trauma Exposed Communities Together (PROTECT) initiative. After graduating from UIC with a dual degree in English and Philosophy, Tom joined ICAAP full time as a coordinator for ICAAP’s Child Development initiatives. He has provided training on trauma, toxic stress, self-care and other related topics both state-wide and nationally to a wide array of service providers. 


Free of charge

D15 Marquardt Administration Center

1860 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

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Continuing Education Credits
Professional Development Credit: Hours - 2.5

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The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.