Distance Learning

Anti-Social Youth: Intervention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

March 21, 2014

Western Illinois University Macomb Campus - University Union


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 Many of the 100,000 youth held in detention centers and prisons have been faced with exposure to violence and poverty as well as physical and emotional abuse. Given the challenges they face, these children struggle with high-risk impulses and emotional coping skills to handle the circumstances they are faced with on a daily basis. Not surprisingly, many of these children demonstrate anti-social behaviors, which include impaired attention skills and impaired emotional mindfulness to the consequences of their actions.

This program is designed to address the needs of individuals working with students who may display anti-social behaviors. Experts in several areas of the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration program at Western Illinois University, and experts in the area of the circuit courts and juvenile justice, and psychiatry will present information on current thinking and issues involved with working with youth who demonstrate these behaviors.

  About the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

 The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (SLEJA) at Western Illinois University is the largest criminal justice program in the state and one of the largest in the United States. The school has been identified as a signature program at WIU. Faculty members within the school come from a wide array of criminal justice and public safety occupations and professions. Because many faculty are active in law enforcement, they are knowledgeable on current issues and able to link theory with practice.

 The school has a 42-year history of offering students Baccalaureate and Graduate degrees. In addition to the major, the school currently offers six minors at the undergraduate level; Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Fire Science, Fire Administration, Homeland Security, Private Security Administration, and Legal Studies.




  Friday, March 21, 2014

  All conference events will take place in the University Union on Western Illinois University's Macomb Campus.

 8:15 a.m.         Registration

                        Grand Ballroom, University Union

9:00 a.m.         An Overview of Anti-Social Youth

                        Sajjad Sarwar

10:00 a.m.       The Task of Reaching Today’s Youth: Intervention, Treatment, & Rehabilitation

                        Barry McCrary

11:00 a.m.       Championing Our Youth Through Mentoring: Best Practice Approaches

                        Anthony McBride

  12:00 p.m.      Lunch & Keynote

                      The Impact of 17-year-olds in Juvenile Detention Centers

                      Tom Gregory

1:00 p.m.        Legal Repercussions to Inadequate Intervention & Responses

                       Jill Joline Myers

2:00 p.m.        Issues of Juvenile Justice in Non-Urban Communities

                       Patricia Walton

3:00 p.m.        Program Conclusion




The professional registration fee is $95. The registration fee includes the alumni reception, lunch, learning materials, attendance, and applicable continuing education units.

 R egistration closes on March 18, 2014. Please complete the attached registration form provided above and return it with credit card information or a check made payable to Western Illinois University. A map will be included with your registration confirmation.


 For those seeking overnight accommodations, on-campus hotel arrangements may be made by contacting the University Union at (309/298-1941). Off campus accommodations may be made at the Hampton Inn (309/837-6000), Best Western Plus (309/836-6700), and the Comfort Inn (309/837-2220).


  CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS (CPDUs):If you are an Illinois public school teacher, you are eligible to receive six (6) continuing professional development units (CPDUs) for participating in the program. You must indicate your interest in receiving CPDUs by checking the appropriate box on the registration form included in this brochure. You must also complete the required evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

  WIU CEUs: Western Illinois University awards certificates of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to all participants who request them and who provide their social security number to the Office of Non-Credit Programs. This program carries .5 CEUs.

  OTHER CEUs: The WIU Department of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, license no. 159.000188.

Only registrants attending the full program day are eligible for CPDUs, CEUs granted by WIU, or documentation of social worker contact hours.


Law enforcement officials, police officers, prosecutors, corrections officers, government policy makers, and members of private security companies would find this program beneficial.


 For further information, call the Non-Credit Programs office at 309-298-1911 or toll free at 866-933-8964. You can also check us out on the web at http://www.wiu.edu/noncredit.


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