Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00 PM-2:30 PM
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
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.