Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s 7th Annual Conference

From Surviving to Thriving: Developing Pathways to Personal Growth

Join us in Springfield – OR – Naperville, Illinois

March 28, 2023

Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center

3000 South Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, IL 62703

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

March 29, 2023

NIU Conference Center

1120 E. Diehl Road

Naperville, IL 60563

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Please note that DHS personnel need to contact their supervisor BEFORE they register

March 28, 2023

Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center

Springfield, IL

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March 29, 2023

Northern Illinois University Naperville Conference Center

Naperville, IL

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Speaker Lineup

Opening Speaker – Thane Dykstra, Ph. D.

“A River Flows Through Us: Some Paddling Lessons from Positive Psychology”

Session Description:

No matter how full the river is, it still wants to grow. -African Proverb

The Positive Psychology movement was founded by Martin Seligman in 1998. In contrast with mainSTREAM psychology which has focused extensively on mental illness, maladaptive behavior, and negative thought patterns, Positive Psychology is centered on “the good life” and the factors that promote well-being. The session will focus on key domains that are relevant to well-being as identified by Seligman in his 2011 book, Flourish. These areas include: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Meaning, Relationships, and Accomplishment (PERMA). Contemporary researchers have also emphasized the importance of lifestyle habits related to physical health. The session will provide an overview of Positive Psychology and will walk paddle attendees through Positive Psychology interventions that may be useful to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who support them.

Keynote Speaker – Barb Bancroft, RN MSN, PNP

“To Your Health”

Session Description:

Most of us are so focused on taking care of business endeavors and taking care of others, that we neglect to consider our own health as a priority. In this entertaining and educational presentation, Barb Bancroft will discuss the most important health concerns in today’s workforce and the implications of self management. Topics include the use of humor and sunlight in boosting the immune system, the prevention of cardiovascular disease with therapeutic lifestyle changes, stress reduction techniques, and the importance of regular check-ups with your health care professional. Barb cleverly incorporates the latest research findings on dietary influences and how to easily incorporate changes into your everyday routine. You will not only leave the seminar laughing your way to a healthier lifestyle, but you will take home practical pearls for health maintenance.

Closing Speaker – Dr. John Pingo, Ph. D., BCBA

“Geek Leadership Lessons on Mindful Mangement Learned From Slaying Dragons and Turning Towles Into Capes”

Session Description:

An intrepid fellowship of brave adventurers embark on a noble, but harrowing quest against near impossible odds. Most people would think this is the elevator pitch for the next epic fantasy or Sci-Fi movie. For IDD professionals, it’s called Monday. We face near intractable problems everyday. Staffing shortages, ever increasing regulatory requirements, and funding pressures are scarier than any monster Hollywood can dream up. Maintaining our sanity and managing with compassion is harder than ever. That’s where geek leadership comes in! Join John Pingo, CEO of IDD provider Goldie Floberg and Professional Game Master (seriously, he’s a GEEK), for a light-hearted, interactive session of mindful management practices and mental dragon slaying. Learn simple but powerful cognitive-behavioral stress management techniques mightier than any spell or eye lazers. Experiment with unconventional problem solving methods that open new perspectives towards the same old problems. Unleash your inner wizard or superhero and have some laughs while doing it!

Registration now open

Registration: $40/person

Includes Lunch & CEU’s

6.0 CE’s available for the following: QIDP, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, & Advanced Practice Nurse.

Please note that DHS personnel need to contact their supervisor BEFORE they register