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    • 10/11/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., Chicago 60601

    Trauma in the Divorce Context:

    Legal, Physical, and Psychological Ramifications For Clients and Professionals

    Join us for our annual conference as we discuss the legal, physical, and psychological ramifications of trauma. We will explore how to identify trauma in ourselves and in our clients and hear from experts in the field regarding how to handle trauma once it has been identified. We will hear about best practices in our court systems for avoiding the re-traumatization of our clients during the litigation process.

    Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark

    Judge Clark received the William H. Rehnquist Award from the National Center for State Courts for her work in transforming the way children and families who enter the court system are treated by creating a “trauma-informed” courthouse. She was presented this award by U.S. Supreme Court Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

    Panelists: Panelists: Rebecca Billick, JD, Dr. Colleen Chicchetti, Dr. Gail Petrich, Hon. Elizabeth Rochford, Tara Thomason, JD

    Continuing Education

    IL Attorneys: 6.5 hours general credit has been requested through the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

    IL Mental Health Professionals: 6.5 hours of CEUs - Application has been submitted to co-sponsor, Margaret S. Powers and Associates, and is pending approval for all Licensed Mental Health Providers

    Registration Payment

    Pay online as you register, or mail a check to AFCC-IL Treasurer, David Gates, 1480 Renaissance Dr. #416, Park Ridge, IL 60068.

    Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this program:


    • 11/14/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Petterino's (150 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601)

    The Voice of the Child:

    Creating and Implementing Thoughtful Parenting Plans

    Join us for an evening of learning and networking. The program will be a panel discussion moderated by The Honorable Grace Dickler, Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division.


    • Judge Lisa Murphy, Ret.
    • Dr. Jay Lebow, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
    • Beth F. McCormack, Family Law Partner, Beermann, LLP
    • Stacey Platt, Associate Director of the ChildLaw Clinic at Loyola University – Chicago

    Registration includes the program and dinner (salad, choice of one of three entrees, dessert and a complimentary drink ticket).

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