SESSION A: Monday, November 16

11:00am - 12:00pm

A1 - “Enforcing Cannabis Law In Illinois”

Trooper Haylie Polistina Safety Education Officer, Illinois State Police

This course will discuss the impact cannabis legislation has on law enforcement and traffic safety. This workshop will summarize scientific research related to driving under the influence of cannabis.

A2 - “Trauma Treatment in a Time of Widespread Crisis”

Rob Lusk Ph.D, Clinical Director, The Baby Fold

Providing treatment for trauma survivors is always challenging, but what happens when virtually everyone is affected by a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic? This workshop presents an overview of critical concepts to keep in mind when doing trauma treatment during a widespread crisis, the types of symptoms and diagnoses we are most likely to encounter, and how the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment model can still be applied with some modifications.

A3 - “Collateral Damage: Children in Homes with Domestic Violence”

Dr. Alicen McGowan

There is another pandemic on the horizon for which there is no medicinal cure. Children are witnesses, interpreters, survivors and victims of domestic violence in their own homes. Quarantine due to Covid-19 has exacerbated the crisis and only we working in concert with other professionals can stop the violence. Using case studies this workshop will elucidate the facts and encourage the audience to problem-solve this major issue.

A4 - “GAMBLING: A Devastating Dance of Destruction”

Vickie Lewis BA, CRADC, CODP-I, PCGC

Although gambling does not produce the cognitive or physical impairment (or does it) associated with alcohol or drug abuse, gambling can be just as devastating. Participants will learn, understand, define and discuss Gambling Disorder as an addiction regarding history to present, prevalence, sign and symptoms and much more.