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ZCenter Race to Zero – Save the Date!

Sunday, April 19th, 2020 |

Independence Grove Forest Preserve; Libertyville, IL |

Registration: 8:00am |

For additional Information, please contact Anna Lehner, Development and Events Manager at or at 847.244.1187 |

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

‘What’s love got to do with it? Practical Interventions for Survivors of Sexual Trauma’ ~ for Holistic Practitioners

Monday, January 27th, 2020, 9am-1pm

Zacharias Center, 4275 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee

Join Lovelight Practitioners in this very special training offered by Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center. Learn ways to understand and help your clients/patients who have been through sexual assault & abuse. This training was created as a partnership between Lovelight Health Center and Zacharias Center to support Holistic Healthcare Practitioners’ capacity to support survivors of sexual trauma.

TO REGISTER: Respond to facebook event, or contact ZCenter @

Facebook event:

Resources will be available electronically for participants. Refreshments are provided.

FEE: $40 donation made directly to Zacharias Center ON THE DAY AT THE EVENT. Questions – please email Valerie Walker, Director of Services at Zacharias Center, Space is limited; please RSVP early.

This Professional Development event is a program within ZCenter’s ‘Zacharias Education Network’, which provides professional training to practitioners, educators, therapists and first responders.

Outline of Topics Overview of Sexual Violence

Impacts of Surviving Sexual Abuse

  • The Mental Health Continuum & the Brain
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Determinants of Well-Being

Trauma Informed Practice

  • Healing Factors
  • Creating Safe Spaces & Relationships

Empowering  Survivors

  • Crisis Response
  • Accessing Resources & Services

Trauma Stewardship

  • Secondary Trauma
  • Moving from Self Care to Community Care


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Join us for our 18th Annual Community Luncheon on June 12, 2020 at Independence Grove Visitor’s Center in Libertyville, IL.

Invitations will be going out in May! Please email Ali Barnett, Director of Development, for sponsorship opportunities at We are excited to see you there!

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