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September 2012

Hello Evanston CASE members,



I hope your children have had a smooth transition back to school.  Unfortunately, parents have been calling us with a familiar complaint that staff are not ready to "hit the ground running" with their children.  They haven't read IEP's, the aides weren't hired yet, etc.  If you are having difficulty, please call or email us.  We can help. 


In this month's newsletter you will find information about our Parent Connections program for the 2012-13 school year.  We have a new location and are looking forward to increased attendance this year.


If you didn't have a chance to fill our our survey last month, you can still do so.  The feedback we have already received has been very helpful.  We will share the data with you in next month's newsletter.


Finally, I want to thank those of you who gave us a donation to help cover our operating expenses this year.  We still don't have enough to break even this year, so if you intended to donate and haven't gotten around to it, it's never too late.


Warm regards,


Cari Levin, LCSW

Founding Director

Evanston CASE 


 Parent Connections -- new location and date

Meet and socialize with others who "get it"

Parent Connections meeting on Tuesday, September 18th from 7 - 8:45 pm

Evanston Public Library Downtown Branch


We are excited to offer our Parent Connections programs in the Evanston Public Library downtown branch this year.  We hope that our new location will provide more convenient parking, and a relaxed, private environment for discussions.  Our meetings will be held in the small meeting room on the first floor, on the third Tuesday every month from 7 - 8:45 pm.  Topics for the year have not been finalized yet, so stay tuned for announcements.  Please let us know if there is a particular topic you would be interested in hearing about.


Save the meeting dates:

September 18th

October 16th

November 20th

December 18th

January 15th

February 19th

March 19th

April 16th

May 21st



CASE Survey


If you haven't had an opportunity to fill out our very brief survey, there is still time.  We value your feedback as it will help us to serve you better. 


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Short Documentary on Generalized Anxiety Disorder

NBA Player Royce White Talks Anxiety Disorders on Draft Day 
Watch this 9 minutes documentary on YouTube that tells the story of Royce White's struggle with generalized anxiety disorder as he waits for news about his fate in the NBA Draft.  This is an excellent video to share with teens.  It reinforces that mental illness should never prevent kids from pursuing their goals and dreams.  To watch, click HERE 
 Theraplay Fall Parent Workshop Series

The Theraplay Institute is located at 1840 Oak Ave. in Evanston.  To learn about their services, visit their website at


  2012 Fall/Winter Parent Workshop Series


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Are You Tired of Time-Outs?

Dafna Lender, MSW, LCSW

Certified Theraplay Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer at The Theraplay Institute

Learn new methods and ideas of how to manage your child's challenging behavior the Theraplay way.



Monday, October 15, 2012

Parenting your Child with ADHD

Kimberly Shore, PsyD.

Therapist at The Theraplay Institute

Learn practical tools that will help you approach your child's struggles with ADHD and dysregulation in more effective ways.



All seminars are 6-8PM at The Theraplay Institute, 1840 Oak Ave, Suite 320, Evanston, IL

$25 per person or $20 per person if you register for more than one seminar.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.

To register, visit, call 847.256.7334 or email Janet Koestring at