Community Happenings

ACT Facilitator Training Program for Professionals

ACT is an early childhood parenting program directed by the American Psychological Association. Through ACT, parents and primary caregivers of children aged 0-8 years attend groups designed to prevent child maltreatment, build positive, nonviolent parenting skills, and prevent or reduce children’s aggression and related behavior problems. Research on ACT has indicated that parents who complete the program consider it to be non-judgmental; they enjoy the interactive and participatory classes, and are using more effective, nonviolent methods of parenting. In addition, research demonstrates that program completers use less physically violent discipline, and that their children have fewer behavior problems. This emerging best practice is a perfect fit to address the needs of families in communities throughout the U.S.

Thursday, July 17 – Friday July 18, 2014 -- 8:00am – 4:30pm
Riveredge Hospital, 8311 Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130
Presented by Tamra Schwartz, LCSW – ACT Midwest Region Coordinator

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Orland Township Illumin8K Run/Walk

Orland Township Supervisor Paul O'Grady and the Board of Trustees are pleased to present the Orland Township Illumin8K run/walk this Saturday, September 14, starting at 7:00 p.m.

The race will start and finish at Orland Township, 14807 Ravinia, Orland Park. To register or to learn more, visit or call (708) 403-4222.