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SEMINARS

Smart Love Family Services has unique and highly effective solutions that help parents enjoy parenting and foster happiness in their children. We offer educational seminars on a range of topics of most concern to parents. Seminars are co-sponsored by the Intrapsychic Humanism Society.
Click to see other seminar topics and our registration policies.

We also post seminars presented by the Intrapsychic Humanism Society, which fosters understanding of the theory upon which Smart Love is based.


SUPPORT & DISCUSSION GROUPS

Smart Love Family Services also offers support and discussion groups for parents and children on a range of topics. All groups are casual and facilitated by a Smart Love therapist.

September

September 17, 2015

FRIENDSHIP GROUP
FOR BOYS AGES 9-12

Smart Love Family Services is now offering
a Social Skills Group for boys ages 9-12.
We will address feelings and concerns
children may have when in social settings.
The group will be co-facilitated by two Smart
Love Therapists. The boys in the group
will be working on:

S-ocial skills
M-entorship
A-ssertiveness
R-elationship building
T-eamwork

7:00-8:00 p.m. in Oak Park
Meets every Thursday for 8 weeks.

Smart Love Family Services
Rush Medical Office Building
610 S. Maple St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
Call to register: 773-665-8052 ext. 4
$240 (BCBS PPO, Loyola, Illinois Health Partners,
Presence Health insurances and some Aetna
plans accepted)


September 24, 2015

TEASING, BULLYING AND SOCIAL AGGRESSION:
HELPING YOUR CHILD AND SCHOOL COMMUNITY

This seminar will address the causes and
effects of teasing and bullying, and how
to recognize when a child is the target or
the bully. We will help you understand
the most effective ways to help children
in these situations and the important role
of parents in helping their child make
positive choices in life, including seeking
out healthy friendships.

Oak Park from 7:00-8:15pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
Free parking in adjacent lot
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.
Register

October

October 1, 2015

TEASING, BULLYING AND SOCIAL AGGRESSION:
HELPING YOUR CHILD AND SCHOOL COMMUNITY

This seminar will address the causes and
effects of teasing and bullying, and how
to recognize when a child is the target or
the bully. We will help you understand
the most effective ways to help children
in these situations and the important role
of parents in helping their child make
positive choices in life, including seeking
out healthy friendships.

Chicago from 6:15-7:30pm

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613
Street Parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register


October 1, 2015

MONTHLY PARENT GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm
610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Shannon Weber
773.665.8052, ext. 245
By 4 p.m. the day before.


October 3, 2015

3 ETHICS CEUS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS-
A LECTURE BY: MARTHA HEINEMAN PIEPER, PH.D.

**This seminar satisfies the Ethics CEU
requirement for social workers**

Dr. Pieper will discuss self-disclosure in the
clinical setting and both its non-discretionary
and discretionary forms. She will also address
guidelines therapists can use to make informed
decisions about whether self-disclosure would
or would not advance clients’ inner well-being
and self-regulatory stability specific to adults,
children and adolescents.

Chicago from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.)

Loyola University Water Tower Campus
Lewis Towers
111 East Pearson
Beane Hall - 13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Once registered, FREE PARKING is available
$10 to attend, an additional $30
for 3 hours of CEUs.

Register


October 22, 2015

TODDLER TOILETING & DEVELOPMENT

Recognize and understand your child’s
early achievements and support their
development to ensure later success in
school and life.

Chicago from 6:00 - 7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613
Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register


October 29, 2015

DISCIPLINE RE-DEFINED: MANAGING
YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR

Tired of ineffective timeouts or advice
that is too harsh or permissive? Find
out about a loving and effective approach
called Loving Regulation, based on the
latest child development research.

Oak Park from 7:00-8:15pm

610 S. Maple Avenue, 2nd Fl
Oak Park, IL 60304
Free parking in adjacent lot
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.
Register

November

November 5, 2015

MONTHLY PARENT GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Shannon Weber
773.665.8052, ext. 245
By 4 p.m. the day before.


November 12, 2015

DISCIPLINE RE-DEFINED: MANAGING
YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR

Tired of ineffective timeouts or advice
that is too harsh or permissive? Find
out about a loving and effective approach
called Loving Regulation, based on the
latest child development research.

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register



December

December 3, 2015

MONTHLY PARENT GROUP
(1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

Join us at our Monthly Parent Group
facilitated by our Parent Support Coordinator

• Ask about parenting concerns
• Meet other parents
• Share parenting experiences
• Learn about additional resources

Oak Park from 7:00-7:45pm

610 S. Maple St. Suite 5601
Oak Park, IL 60304
RSVP: Shannon Weber
773.665.8052, ext. 245
By 4 p.m. the day before.

January

January 21, 2016

BABY SLEEP & DEVELOPMENT

Help your child to sleep happily and
foster their self-esteem within the
context of a close and loving relationship.
Enjoy your child and get some sleep!

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register

February

February 4, 2016

TAKING TEENS SERIOUSLY AS PEOPLE

This seminar helps parents understand
adolescent development and common
behaviors that can be perplexing or difficult.
This seminar will help you re-connect with
what it’s like to be a teen and what they
need from us as parents and caregivers.
Having this knowledge of how teens’ minds
work and what they need psychologically
to thrive helps parents build close, loving
relationship.

Chicago from 6:15 - 7:30 pm

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 W. Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.
Register


February 18, 2016

SIBLING RIVALRY

Find out what is behind your children’s
behavior and how to head-off sibling
rivalry and promote happiness in your
home.

Chicago at 6:00-7:15p.m
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 W. Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking

$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.
Register

March

March 1, 2016

TAKING TEENS SERIOUSLY AS PEOPLE

This seminar helps parents understand
adolescent development and common
behaviors that can be perplexing or difficult.
This seminar will help you re-connect with
what it’s like to be a teen and what they
need from us as parents and caregivers.
Having this knowledge of how teens’ minds
work and what they need psychologically
to thrive helps parents build close, loving
relationship.

Oak Park from 7:00 - 8:15 pm

610 South Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL 60304
(off 290 and Harlem Avenue)
Free parking in adjacent lot
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.
Register


March 17, 2016

TODDLER TOILETING & DEVELOPMENT

Recognize and understand your child’s
early achievements and support their
development to ensure later success in
school and life.

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register

April

April 14, 2016

DISCIPLINE RE-DEFINED: MANAGING
YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR

Tired of ineffective timeouts or advice
that is too harsh or permissive? Find
out about a loving and effective approach
called Loving Regulation, based on the
latest child development research.

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register


April 20, 2016

DISCIPLINE RE-DEFINED: MANAGING
YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR

Tired of ineffective timeouts or advice
that is too harsh or permissive? Find
out about a loving and effective approach
called Loving Regulation, based on the
latest child development research.

Oak Park from 7:00-8:15pm

610 South Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL 60304
(off 290 and Harlem Avenue)
Free parking in adjacent lot
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register

May

May 12, 2016

BABY SLEEP & DEVELOPMENT

Help your child to sleep happily and
foster their self-esteem within the
context of a close and loving relationship.
Enjoy your child and get some sleep!

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register

July

July 14, 2016

SIBLING RIVALRY

Find out what is behind your children’s
behavior and how to head-off sibling
rivalry and promote happiness in your
home.

Chicago from 6:00-7:15p.m.
*Free childcare for families enrolled
at Smart Love Preschool

The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool
800 West Buena
Chicago, IL 60613

Street parking
$30 per person/couple. Advance
registration required.

Register



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