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May 2022 PATHH Newsletter

Happy May! This month, our newsletter features a new ChicagoCAC program for families waiting for therapy and we also have a survey to get feedback from all of you about the monthly Learning Community. If you have any questions or exciting resources you’d like to share with the group, please send them our way at fhcchicagocac@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in joining the PATHH Learning Community, register here.

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Our next PATHH training will be on Friday, May 27th, 9:30am-11:00am CST. Go here to register.

If you are a clinician at a PATHH agency and would like to join our Learning Community, you can sign up here. 

Advocacy News and Updates

ChicagoCAC Service update – Drop-in Services

Starting in January, ChicagoCAC has been piloting a drop-in therapy program for families on the Centralized Waitlist and clients whose therapists are on leave. These sessions are designed as stand-alone sessions to address ambivalence and teach children and caregivers about common reactions to trauma, coping skills and parenting strategies while families wait for long term treatment. If any PATHH agencies have ChicagoCAC clients waiting for services, families can contact Jacqueline Sanchez at 312-492-3650 or email jsanchez@chicagocac.org.

PATHH Training Survey

We are currently planning out future PATHH trainings and need your feedback. Please fill out this form to provide us with any topic areas you feel would improve your work with child survivors of sexual abuse and their families.

Past Training Highlights

Continuing Education Credit is available after full attendance at a PATHH training for licensed social workers, licensed counselors, and licensed psychologists. If you would like to get credit, you must fully attend the training and then complete a link. The link is provided in the email the month following the training. Once you complete the CE credit link, you will automatically receive an email. That email serves as your proof of attendance and CE credit. Please do not complete a CE credit link for any training you do not fully attend. Partial credit is not available.  

Here are some links to recent trainings: 

Upcoming PATHH Trainings

We are excited to announce that PATHH trainings are once again returning to their regular schedule! We look forward to seeing you for this month’s training:

Clinical Issues in Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse 
Friday, May 27, 9:30a – 1:00pm, Virtual
Jan Waters, Chief Program Officer, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center 

This training will explore operational and clinical issues critical to the treatment of child sexual abuse that are not commonly covered in trainings on evidence-based practices.    Consideration will be given to the needs of children impacted by sexual abuse throughout the treatment process.   We will also examine key clinical considerations related to shame, sexual behavior and knowledge, dissociation, caregiver involvement in therapy, and typical symptoms that may occur such as sleep problems, flashbacks, intrusive memories, and transition problems. 

Please register in advance for this training: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcu-tpjosGdX4yRdS3IHOIm0brafqn5cb  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Job Postings

Children Home & Aid 

Children Home & Aid has multiple job openings, which can be viewed here. Below are some highlighted positions:  

Bilingual Clinical Supervisor – Family Wellness  – Directly supervise a team of Community Navigators and Therapists, including providing regular case consultation and ongoing performance evaluation. Provide therapy services to a caseload of 10 clients, including children, parents, and families. Participate with curiosity and openness in structured leadership trainings and informal leadership cohort groups. 

Bilingual Counselor/Therapist (School-Based) – Meet with school-aged children and their families, providing trauma-informed, strength-based clinical interventions targeting individualized, collaboratively developed treatment plan goals. Services provided in schools or an agency office. 

Counselor/Therapist (Child Parent Psychotherapy) – Meet with children under the age of 5 and their parents in their homes or via telehealth, providing trauma-informed clinical interventions targeting individualized, collaboratively developed treatment plan goals. Support parents in meeting the needs of their young children as they work towards family preservation or reunification following a trauma or family rupture. 

Counselor/Therapist – Child Welfare Services – Provide telehealth and in-person services to youth, parents, and families who are involved with the child welfare system, providing trauma-informed clinical interventions targeting individualized, collaboratively developed treatment plan goals. Offer a range of trauma-informed, attachment-focused services, including individual and family therapy, case management, advocacy, and crisis intervention. 

Youth Counselor (School-Based Groups/Bilingual) – Provide school-based group therapy to adolescents and young adults per the SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress) model. Partner with youth to complete strength-based assessments and service plans; provide trauma-informed clinical interventions that align with the individualized service plan. 

Innovative Counseling Partners 

Licensed Clinical Therapist-All Locations – Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC is an established practice and we are expanding. We are seeking licensed and provisionally licensed therapists to work with our diverse clients in all of our offices in the Chicagoland area. We currently have offices in Chicago, North Riverside, Oak Park, Hinsdale, Crystal Lake and Libertyville. 


Clinician (Response) – JCFS Response for Teens specializes in building the emotional well-being of adolescents, young adults, and their families. The program is youth-centered, sexpositive, and identity-affirming. Response for Teens empowers youth to make healthy life choices. Response for Teens offers tweens, teens, families and community organizations an array of services including prevention education, counseling, and leadership development programming in a teen-friendly environment. 

Clinician (West Rogers Park) – Carries a caseload for both teletherapy and in-office work involving any or all of the Agency’s services, which will include, including individual, child, family, couples, and may include group treatment modality. Performs the full range of clinical duties, including the gathering and analysis of data, formulation of assessment and treatment plans, within the context of critical thinking, and implementation of the treatment for routine and complex cases. Formulates understanding of clients’ situations, providing appropriate services with supervisory consultation. 

Clinical Supervisor-Child Welfare – JCFS Chicago provides help, healing, and caring services infused with Jewish values to strengthen lives in our community. The Clinical Supervisor – Child Welfare supervises and evaluates the clinical treatment approaches of the professional clinical staff. They lead, coach, mentor and instruct clinical staff by providing orientation and ongoing training. 

Sarah’s Inn 

Sarah’s Inn has multiple openings, which can be viewed here. Below are a couple of highlighted positions. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to employment@sarasinn.org – indicate the job title in the subject line.  

Community Educator – The Community Educator is responsible for supporting the goals of the Training and Education Department and supporting community education and outreach activities that assist in meeting the goals of the Training and Education Department and Sarah’s Inn. The Community Educator reports to the Training & Education Program Supervisor and will also work cross collaboratively across the agency’s departments – Intervention, Prevention, and Development – and manage community volunteers (outreach volunteers, Board of Directors & Associate Board of Directors, committee members, etc.)

Counselor – Provide counseling, advocacy and direct service to victims of domestic violence including crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, general and legal advocacy, referral, domestic violence education and support and education group services. 

Partner Abuse Intervention Program Counselor – Provide psycho-educational training and counseling to perpetrators of domestic violence in order to penetrate the cycle of violence and increase the safety of victims and their children. 

Resource and Information Advocate – Greet, provide guidance, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence at the Cook County Domestic Violence Court in Chicago. 

Youth Outreach Service 

YOS has multiple openings across their agency, especially counseling positions across all programs, including general mental health, PSB, and juvenile justice/substance use. A handful of postings are highlighted below, but visit their Careers page for a full list.  

Bilingual Clinical Counselor – Under the direction of the Program Manager, Bilingual Clinical Counselors will provide several models of intervention to youth and their families experiencing mental and behavioral health challenges. Counselors will be responsible for developing and monitoring treatment plans for clients, provide individual, group and family counseling, and conduct home or school visits, as needed. 

Clinical Counselor CBT/PSB  – Under the direction of the Program Manager, the CBT/PSB Clinical Counselor provides direct service to clients, accomplished through individual, group and family counseling, outreach in the community, collaboration with referral sources, area police departments, probation services and other community agencies. The CBT PSB Clinical Counselor provides therapy services to adolescent clients primarily for problematic sexual behavior and occasional mental health treatment. 

Juvenile Justice Counselor, Full-time  – Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Juvenile Justice Counselor provides direct service to client, referred by either DJJ or Juvenile Court participating in Evening Reporting Center. Services include individual and group counseling, recreation, and transportation to and from program. Youth involved in program complete a 21-day mandatory program as appointed by Juvenile Court. 

Outreach Counselor – The Outreach Counselor provides outreach to engage high risk youth in services. Meet with parents and guardians to assist engagement. 


Bilingual Therapist (Chicago) – The Bilingual Therapist will provide crisis intervention, short-term or long-term therapy and group counseling for children, adolescents and adult victims of sexual assault/abuse and their non-offending significant others..  

Bilingual Therapist (Chicago Heights) – The Therapist is responsible for providing crisis intervention, short- or long-term therapy and group counseling for children, adolescents and adult victims of sexual assault/abuse and their non-offending significant others. The Therapist actively supports the promotion of synergy across YWCA programs and in Racial Justice work.

If you have any upcoming trainings, group information, outside referral information, or the Agency Spotlight that you would like us to have/share, please send it to fhcchicagocac@gmail.com. We’re excited for this newsletter and appreciate any feedback to make the future newsletters better!

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