Child and Adolescent Health Webinars

The Child and Adolescent Health Initiative and partners offer regular webinars to educate advocates on resources, updates, and opportunities from the field. These webinars are free and open to the public, past webinars and materials are made available for the public and hosted by EverThrive IL. 

Upcoming Webinars


Check back for information on upcoming webinars.



Archived Webinars


Health Care and Minors

November 2, 2017

This webinar, presented by Emily Werth, Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, gives an overview of Illinois laws affecting minors’ access to confidential health care services, including contraception, STI treatment, mental health counseling, and abortion. It also includes a discussion of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, and the judicial bypass procedure available to pregnant minors who cannot or do not wish to notify an adult family member of their intent to seek an abortion. The webinar ends with a Q&A session.


Find an archived recording of the webinar here.

Find a PDF of the presentation slides here.


2017 Illinois School Health Center Orientation

September 7, 2017

The goal of this webinar is to provide basic information on SHCs in Illinois, as well as outline who SHC staff can contact to find additional resources and information related to SHCs.This introductory webinar includes information such as: the scope of SHCs in Illinois, how SHCs are funded in the State, SHC standard requirements, and the various entities in Illinois that can provide resources, information, and technical assistance to SHC staff. Representatives from the Illinois School-Based Health Alliance and  Illinois Department of Public Health co-presented the webinar.

Find an archived recording of the webinar here
Find a PDF of the presentation slides here


SBHA National Convention Debrief

July 26, 2017

In June, the National School-Based Health Care Convention hosted over 950 school health center (SHC) attendees in Long Beach, CA to create the largest gathering of SHC professionals ever. The convention included more than 75 workshops on school-based clinical care, population health approaches, and best business practices, and nearly 40 exhibitors that shared unique services, products, and care models for SHC professionals. During this informal call-in, several folks from Illinois that attended the National Convention shared: lessons learned, resources, most valued aspects of the convention, and ideas for what we can do better as a state to improve SHCs in Illinois. There was also time for discussion among attendees. 

Find an archived recording of the webinar here
Download presentation slides from the National Convention here



The Science of Adversity, Resilience, & Hope

May 18, 2017

In the fall of 2015, the Illinois School-Based Health Alliance (ISBHA) facilitated a presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) at our Fall Regional Meetings. This webinar serves as Part 2 to that presentation and covers a brief review of the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study, the science underlying the connection between adverse experiences and health, and concepts and concrete action steps on the journey from becoming trauma aware to trauma-informed. Materials from the webinar can be downloaded below:

Presenter: Audrey Stillerman, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, member of the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative and Medical Director of UIC's Mile Square-affiliated SHC program

Find an archived recording of the webinar here
Find a PDF of the presentation slides here

Additional Resources:




Health & Educational Rights of Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth (for SHCs)

April 19, 2017

Presented by ISBHA and Graham Bowman, attorney with the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

This webinar covers a range of common legal issues faced by homeless and unaccompanied youth that can be easily spotted by SHC staff. Topics included access to public benefits and identification documents, school enrollment, consent to health care, Medicaid managed care, and other available referral resources. This webinar was tailored to Chicago SHCs as it also provided an overview of Streetlight Chicago, a mobile application that features up-to-date information on resources available to homeless and unaccompanied youth in the Chicago area. A webinar tailored to downstate regions will follow!


Find an archived recording of the webinar here (due to technical difficulties, the recording does not include the introduction)

Find a PDF of the slides here



SHCS & Medicaid Managed Care Series

The ISBHA is hosting a webinar series covering various topics related to Medicaid Managed Care and School Health Centers (SHCs). This technical assistance opportunity is designed to strengthen relationships and care coordination between SHCs and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and ensure that SHCs are integrated into the State’s Medicaid managed care landscapes.

Find the full series and more resources here



Youth Advocacy Day 2017: What You Need to Know

January 25, 2017

This webinar will cover the basics for school health centers interested in participating in EverThrive IL's Youth Advocacy Day. This includes the tentative day of schedule, important dates, and other important information on what to expect.

View webinar recording here
View slides from the webinar here

Find out more about Youth Advocacy Day


2017 Illinois School Health Center Orientation

September 7, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017