Downers Grove Grade School District 58, in partnership with Carie Johnstone of Madrigal Consulting, will present “Erin’s Law Training for Families of Students with Special Needs” on Wednesday, April 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via this Zoom event link. This virtual event will help families of students with special needs consider individual circumstances for keeping children safe whose disabilities may make them more susceptible and vulnerable to sexual abuse.
“Ms. Johnstone comes to us with both clinical and special education school administration experience and has served as a social worker for the past 23 years,” said Assistant Superintendent for Special Services Jessica Stewart. “Her passion in this area has led her to play a leadership role in crisis intervention, child and family welfare, community mental health, school social work and private practice.”
Please register in advance for this free training. To register, please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/2w5txpe8.
To enter the April 14 training, please click this Zoom event link: https://dg58.zoom.us/j/7827828221?pwd=aVQwTnJJbmtYSExWNStoNEFrVkJDQT09.
We recognize that this is a sensitive and important topic. If you or your child have any immediate questions or concerns regarding this topic, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's building principal or coordinator.
The hour long training on Wednesday evening will be followed by an optional opportunity to sign up for a focus group that dives deeper into your specific concerns the following Thursday, April 22. Focus groups will be run across that day and scheduled directly with those who are interested.