Monthly Archives: September 2012

WNIJ radio reports on Rosecrance's plans for crisis triage center

Local NPR radio station WNIJ-FM  reports on plans for the closure of Singer Mental Health Center, with a focus on Rosecrance’s plans to open a crisis triage center in the downtown Rosecrance Ware Center. Rosecrance’s CEO, Philip Eaton, describes those plans:

“The two major foundational pieces of the next steps, one is a community crisis triage center. And the other piece is connected to that. [It] would be a more robust system of crisis residential beds” Eaton said.

Listen to (or read) the story at this link.

 

Register Star reports on Rosecrance's triage center in downtown Rockford

The Rockford Register Star has a report on Rosecrance’s plans to renovate its space in downtown Rockford to house a triage center for patients to use when Singer Mental Health Center closes.

“Construction started Friday at the Rosecrance Ware Center, 526 W. State St. Workers are renovating about 2,000 square feet of space on the first floor to house the center, where patients can be assessed, stabilized and placed in the most appropriate care setting.”

Read the story here.

Rosecrance hosts Professional Career Fair Sept. 27

Rosecrance is hosting a Professional Career Fair from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Avenue, Rockford, in the Community Room. We’re looking for LPNs, RNs, and Bachelor’s or Master’s in the Human Services, Social Work, Psychology and Counseling fields and

Bring a resume and prepare to be interviewed!

Unable to attend? Apply online here.

Hear author Brad Lamm at 'Making the Pieces Fit' seminar Nov. 2 in Chicago

Brad Lamm

Rosecrance and Insight Behavioral Health Centers will present “Making the Pieces Fit: Understanding Co-Occurring Conditions in the Chemical Dependency and Eating Disorder Puzzle” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago.The seminar’s keynote presenter is Brad Lamm, a noted author, dynamic speaker, interventionist and founder of Intervention Specialists best known for his regular appearances on “The Today Show” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” Other speakers include Dr. Sherry Falsetti of the University of Illinois, a noted trauma researcher and consultant to Rosecrance; and Dr. Susan McClahanan, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Insight Behavioral Health Centers. The event will also include breakfast and a book signing. The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Three CEUs will be available, and more details will be coming soon. Questions? Contact Paige Greytok, Rosecrance, at pgreytok@rosecrance.org or Laura Adams, Insight, at ladams@insightillinois.com.To register for the event, click here.

Local media report on closing of Singer Mental Health Center and Rosecrance's plans

The Rockford Register Star and Rockford TV stations were among the media to report on the decision by a state review board to close Rockford’s Singer Mental Health Center, including Rosecrance’s plans for a Crisis Triage Center.

Rockford Register Star story 

The report from WIFR-23

The report from WREX-13

The report from WTVO-17

 

New Rosecrance TV commercial features WGN's John Williams

Here’s the new TV commercial for Rosecrance, focusing on the Griffin Williamson campus adolescent substance abuse treatment facility in Rockford. The ad features WGN radio’s John Williams and will air on WGN and CLTV.

 

Region's best chefs help teens at Rosecrance's 'Cooking Up Hope' benefit Sept. 30

Chefs from 11 great Chicagoland restaurants and a local independent grocer have volunteered their talents for a chef’s tasting at noon Sept. 30, 2012, at Naperville Country Club, 25W570 Chicago Ave., to help area teens get addiction treatment at Rosecrance in Rockford.

This is the third year for Cooking Up Hope, which last year raised more than $75,000 to help families in need of financial assistance for treatment expenses. The Rosecrance Foundation every year provides an estimated $350,000 in charity care to families who do not have insurance or personal resources to pay for treatment.

Restaurants and businesses participating in Cooking Up Hope, a fundraiser for The Rosecrance Foundation, are, in alphabetical order: Casey’s Foods; Francesca’s; Grandma Toste’s; Heaven on Seven; Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House; Hyatt Regency Chicago; Ivy; Kuma’s Asian Bistro; Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria; Naperville Country Club; Tasso’s Greek Cuisine; Yerbabuena Mexican Cuisine.

Eight of the 12 participating restaurants were part of the event last year. Guests will have the opportunity to chat with the chefs as each one prepares a dish on the spot. The event features a silent auction.  Dress for the event is smart casual.

Cooking Up Hope was established last year by the Rosecrance Foundation’s Chicago Board, whose members live in Chicago and the suburbs.

Rosecrance is the largest provider of inpatient adolescent drug treatment in the state of Illinois. The organization also offers addiction treatment for adults and recovery homes for teens and adults.

The organization offers free screenings and confidential consultations at six satellite offices in the Chicago area. Those sites are in Naperville, Lincoln Park, Northfield, Frankfort and Geneva and Oak Park. In addition, Rosecrance offers an intensive outpatient program for adolescents at the Frankfort location. Rosecrance recently opened an office in McHenry to offer a full range of outpatient services for individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

Rosecrance frequently sponsors workshops and prevention and early intervention classes in the Chicago area. The majority of Rosecrance patients (62 percent of adults and adolescents) come from DuPage, Will, Kankakee, McHenry, Lake, Kane and Cook counties.

Tickets to “Cooking Up Hope” are $125. To register for Cooking Up Hope, click here. For tickets or more information, call Lynne Vass, 815.387.5602 or email her at lvass@rosecrance.org.

Rosecrance featured in Chicago Tribune inhalant story

Sunday’s edition of the Chicago Tribune featured a teen at Rosecrance in a story about the dangers of using computer dust cleaners as inhalants.

“I have some brain damage from it,” said the girl, 17, now living in a recovery home at Rockford’s Rosecrance drug treatment center. “My memory is very skewed. I really have to think a lot more. I’m a bright kid. I know that. I get good grades and work really hard, but I can tell the difference.”

The main focus of the story is the case of Carly Rousso, an 18-year-old woman from Highland Park who was charged with being under the influence of “an intoxicating compound” last week when she allegedly drove her car onto a sidewalk and fatally hit a 5-year-old. Police are investigating whether the substance was the same sort of inhalant other teens — including the 17-year-old at Rosecrance — have used to get high.

.Read the whole story here.

Sept. 8 community walk focuses on suicide prevention

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Out of the Darkness will host its Rockford Community Walk at Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford.

The event is aimed at raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention efforts. Check-in is at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 11 a.m. For more information, or to walk or donate, click here.

Co-Occurring Conditions seminar Nov. 2 in Chicago

On Friday, Nov. 2, Rosecrance and Insight Behavioral Health Centers will present “Making the Pieces Fit: Understanding Co-Occurring Conditions in the Chemical Dependency and Eating Disorder Puzzle” at the University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago.

The seminar’s keynote presenter is Brad Lamm, a noted author, dynamic speaker, interventionist and founder of Intervention Specialists best known for his regular appearances on “The Today Show” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” Other speakers include Dr. Sherry Falsetti of the University of Illinois, a noted trauma researcher and consultant to Rosecrance; and Dr. Susan McClahanan, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Insight Behavioral Health Centers

The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also will include breakfast and a book signing. The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

For more information, contact Paige Greytok of Rosecrance at pgreytok@rosecrance.org or Laura Adams of Insight at ladams@insightillinois.com. To register for the seminar, click here.