Community Education

Community Crisis Center is eager to provide information to the community about the agency, domestic violence and sexual assault issues, and homelessness/economic issues.

All topics can be adapted to meet the needs of your group and are provided free of charge.

To schedule a presentation for your group, class, employees or organization, please call us at (847)742-4088 or email us at kschellinrog@crisiscenter.org or cclark@crisiscenter.org

GENERAL TOPICS

Agency Services and History
Learn about Community Crisis Center, where/how we began, what services we offer to the community, and how you can help us. Tailored to your group.

Homelessness in Our Community
There are persons in our community who live without having the assurance of paying the rent and having a place to live next month. Some have already lost the security of a place to stay. Learn about what services are available for them, and what you can do to help.

Suicide and the CCC Response
The 24 hour hotline is available for all kinds of calls including suicide calls. Learn more about suicide intervention, and help for those who are in despair.

All About Your Donation
Is your school/class/organization planning to collect money or goods for the Crisis Center? Invite us to your class/meeting to receive the donations and tell the participants how their donations will be used.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence
The facts of domestic violence are presented. What it is, how prevalent it is, how it affects the individual, how you can help, and what services we provide to those in a violent situation.

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Children are the “Silent Witnesses” to domestic violence, and it has a great impact on their lives. Learn how to recognize symptoms of trouble at home, and how to talk with children whose lives have been affected.

Dating Violence
For teenagers, and young adults: find out more about dating violence, what are your rights and responsibilities in a dating relationship, how to recognize a potentially dangerous relationship. For parents: know to recognize when your teen/young adult is in a scary relationship, and how to help them to get out of a dangerous situation safely.

Cyber Violence
The advent of new technologies has created both great advantages and great disadvantages. Find out more about sexting, cyber harassment, and cyber stalking. For ages 12 and up.

Batterer Intervention
“Violence is a learned behavior, and it can be unlearned.” Learn more about the batterers program. Where do batterers come from, and what steps must they make to change their behavior.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence is a Crime – Law Enforcement Professionals/Probation

Medical Response to Domestic Violence – Medical Professionals - First Responders Hospital Emergency Staff, Medical Office Staff and Physicians

Faith Community and Domestic Violence – Clergy and Interested Parishioners

Domestic Violence and the Workplace -- Managers/Human Resources Professionals

Social Services – Domestic Violence and Your Clients

Lawyers – Domestic Violence and Your Clients

and More……Contact Kimberly Schellin-Rog to discuss your training needs 847 742-4088 ext. 112 or KSchellinRog@crisiscenter.org


SEXUAL ASSAULT

Sexual Harassment in School
Students learn to prevent sexual harassment and learn appropriate steps to take if they are victims

Safe Surfing
Students learn risks and safety rules for Internet use. Grade 4-adult

It's O.K. to Say No
Children learn they have a right to say no to inappropriate and unfair behavior from friends and even to adults at times. Role-playing. Grades K-2

Personal Body Safety
General safety especially body safety rules. Grades K-3.
The Community Crisis Center has created this video to help parents understand Personal Body Safety.

Click here for a Video Presentation for Parents and school staff

  • Click here for a Video Presentation for Parents in Spanish
  • 20 Characteristics of Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children click here.

    No Bullying, No Teasing
    Students learn how both victim and bully feel. Learn assertive skills. Grades K-3

    Bullying, Teasing, and Harassment
    Students learn how victims and bullies feel, what harassment is, assertive skills. Grades 3-6

    TOPICS FOR TEENS/YOUNG ADULTS (MIDDLE SCHOOL – COLLEGE)

    Sexual Harassment: Stop it, It Hurts
    Age appropriate videos, students learn what constitutes sexual harassment, how to stop sexual harassment and appropriate steps to take if they are a victim. Grades 6-12, College

    Date Rape: The Ultimate Dating Violence
    As above, includes information on most common ‘date rape drugs.’ Grades 7-12, College

    Date Rape and Date Rape Drugs
    As above, includes information on most common ‘date rape drugs.’ Grades 7-12, College

    Rape: Causes and Effects
    Explores rape myths, high-risk situations, effects of sexual assault on victims and those around them. Grades 10-12, College

    Sexual Assault/Date Rape
    Learn to recognize high-risk situations, get safe dating tips, and dispel some myths about rape.

    TOPICS FOR ADULTS, SCHOOL STAFF PARENTS, COMMUNITY

    Child Sexual Abuse Recognition and Action
    A program for all who work with children. Learn signs and symptoms of possible sexual abuse, what actions to take if you suspect it.

    Mandated Reporting
    Everyone who works with minors in a paid or volunteer capacity is a mandated reporter for physical and sexual abuse. Learn how to handle disclosures and your duties as required by law, and to best benefit the victim’s well-being. Reporting to a supervisor does not absolve one of legal responsibility.

    Internet Safety
    Learn how to help protect your child as well as how to check web sites your child has visited.

    Parents: Help Protect Your Child Against Sexual Abuse
    Learn danger signs, how to teach your children important safety rules in potentially unsafe situations. Parents of children pre-school through teens.

  • Click here for a Video Presentation for Parents
  • Click here for a Video Presentation for Parents in Spanish
  • TOPICS FOR ADULTS & SENIOR CITIZENS

    Elder Sexual Abuse
    What every senior needs to know about elder sexual assault. Risk factors and signs of abuse.

    Elder Sexual Abuse - Recognition
    What are the signs? Risk factors for the elderly and signs of abuse. What to do if a disclosure occurs. For all who work with the elderly.

    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING – SEXUAL ASSAULT

    Sexual Assault is a Crime – Law Enforcement Professionals/Probation

    Medical Response to Sexual Assault – Medical Professionals - First Responders Hospital Emergency Staff, Medical Office Staff and Physicians

    Faith Community and Sexual Assault – Clergy and Interested Parishioners

    Sexual Assault and the Workplace -- Managers/Human Resources Professionals

    Social Services – Sexaul Assault and Your Clients

    Lawyers – Sexual Assault and Your Clients

    and More……Contact Carolyn Clark to discuss your training needs 847 742-4088 ext. 140 or cclark@crisiscenter.org