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About Us

Do you work with kids who struggle with emotional, behavioral, mental health or family issues? Are you helping to treat youth who have problematic sexual behaviors or extensive trauma-related behavioral issues? We’re here to support you.

The Nexus-Onarga Professional Development Institute equips professionals who work in the fields of child welfare and youth mental health for ongoing growth and success.

We offer a variety of training programs —each of which combines the latest research and insights with practical, hands-on applications. All training is offered on the Nexus-Onarga campus, located approximately 90 miles south of Chicago, in the quiet community of Onarga, Illinois.

Our Training Specialties

We specialize in:

  • Youth with sexually problematic behaviors
  • Trauma issues
  • Brain development
  • Creative treatment modalities
  • Family-driven care in residential facilities
  • Counseling skills/milieu management
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Nexus-Onarga Professional Development Institute is licensed by the State of Illinois’ Department of Financial and Professional Regulations to provide CEUs upon training completion for licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, and licensed clinical professional counselors. Our trainings regarding sexually problematic behaviors are compliant with the requirements of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) for professional licensure in the field.

Our Locations

Nexus-Onarga Family Healing

110 North Locust Street Onarga, IL 60955
Fax: 815-268-7977
Human Resources: 815-268-4001 ext. 05504