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Submitted by Shelter, Inc.

Shelter, Inc. will host a three-hour seminar Friday, Oct. 12, at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

The topic, "Gang Awareness Training for Social Service Providers," will provide information that furthers the awareness and understanding of gangs in the Northwest suburbs.

There is no charge for the seminar and three continuing education credits will be given at no charge to licensed social workers and counselors in attendance. Seating is limited and the registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 8.

The seminar speaker will be Detective William Kirby of the Arlington Heights Police Department. Kirby is an experienced criminal investigator with the Arlington Heights Police Department and is assigned to the department's Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Prior to joining the Arlington Heights Police Department, he spent 10 years with the Chicago Police Department, where he worked as a gang tactical officer and investigator specialist.

Shelter, Inc. is a nonprofit child welfare agency that protects abused and neglected children and adolescents by providing foster care, emergency and longer-term group home services in a safe and caring environment.

Its Healthy Families program provides home visits to first-time parents, emphasizing children's well-being and positive parenting. Increased public awareness concerning child abuse, neglect and other social problems directly impacting children and their families is accomplished through its Community Education Program.

For information about the upcoming seminar or Shelter, Inc.'s programs and services, or to register for this event, visit or call (847) 590-6190, ext. 37.

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