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Gwendolyn J. Sterk and Troy Siewert Speaking at Northern Illinois University

July 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Crisis intervention requires a community response.   A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a community-based program designed to improve the response to mental health crisis.  Through a partnership including but not limited to law enforcement, Fire/EMS, security professionals, mental health and addiction professions,  businesses and corporations, civic organizations, families, and other stakeholders in the community, a CIT creates solutions to assist individuals with a mental illness and/or addictions.  In this program, Crisis intervention trainer Troy Siewert and family law Attorney Gwendolyn J. Sterk will discuss the importance of collaboration and what impact it can have in the community.  Family crises in the context of family law litigation will also be discussed to identify key players and remedies available in Illinois.

Troy Siewert is a retired 30-year law enforcement veteran, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer & coordinator, certified crisis intervention specialist, and trained crisis negotiator. Troy owns Insightful Crisis Response, LLC to provide high-quality training to individuals, and organizations, on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and how to respond when an individual is in crisis more effectively

Gwendolyn J. Sterk has been practicing family law since 1989 and successfully started her own law firm, Sterk Family Law Group, P.C., in 2015. Gwendolyn and her team believe in a holistic approach to the practice of family law and strive to not only service a client’s legal needs but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being. Ms. Sterk and the Family Law team work hard to establish connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers, who the team regularly partners with to assist clients on a case-by-case basis. Sterk Family Law Group strives to provide clients with the tools they need to be empowered by their life changes and be encouraged to move on with integrity and dignity.


July 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm