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Rosecrance, Insight present adolescent treatment session Sept. 20 in Oak Park

Rosecrance and Insight Behavioral Health Centers present “Treating Adolescents in Context: The Impact of Culture and Family” on Friday, Sept. 20, in Oak Park.

When working with troubled adolescents, understanding the impact of the systems surrounding them is critical. This session highlights the clinical use of family when treating anxiety and the cultural factors impacting the treatment of substance abuse. Practitioners who see teens with multiple issues will gain skills for use in many areas.

Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher will present “Assisting the Anxious Adolescent with Multifamily DBT.” Astrachan-Fletcher, Ph.D., is Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Adolescent and Family Programs, Insight Behavioral Health Centers. She is also co-author of “The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia: Using DBT to Break the Cycle and Regain Control of your Life.” (2009)

Christopher M. Yadron will present “The Many Faces of Addiction: Culturally Sensitive Treatment with Adolescents.” Yadron, MDiv, MA, LCPC, CADC, is the Rosecrance Outreach Manager, overseeing operations at all six Rosecrance locations in Chicago. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug
Counselor in Illinois.

The program will be held at the Carleton of Oak Park, 1110 Pleasant St., Oak Park, IL. Registration and a continental breakfast will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and the presentations will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for the event, but attendees must register in advance. To register, click here. Attendees will receive 3 CEUs, and IAODAPCAs have been applied for. CPDUs also will be provided.

Rosecrance boards welcome new chairs, members

Rosecrance Health Network Board Chair Jeffrey C. DiBenedetto

Rosecrance Health Network Board Chair Jeffrey C. DiBenedetto

Rosecrance has announced several changes on its boards of directors, including the appointment of new chairs for both the Rosecrance Health Network (RHN) Board and the Foundation board.

Jeffrey C. DiBenedetto, executive vice president of DiBenedetto & Associates, has been named to lead the RHN Board. Lisa Lindman, vice president of CBro Development, will chair the Rosecrance Foundation Board.

Both are seasoned members of Rosecrance boards who have worked under the outgoing chairs. DiBenedetto succeeds Thomas C. Furst, who has chaired the RHN Board for eight years. Lindman follows John Griffin, who served eight years at the helm of the Foundation, the organization’s fundraising group, which also oversees the endowment accounts.

Furst will continue to serve on the RHN and Foundation boards, and Griffin continues on the Foundation board.

DiBenedetto said he is honored to lead the organization’s governing board. He has served on the Foundation Board for seven years and joined the RHN Board three years ago.

“I am proud to be involved with an organization that helps children and adults deal with some of the toughest issues around,” DiBenedetto said. “The staff we have is the best of the best. We are dedicated to care and to producing positive outcomes and changing lives.”

Rosecrance Foundation Board Chair Lisa Lindman

Rosecrance Foundation Board Chair Lisa Lindman

Lindman has served on the Foundation Board at various points in recent years. She returns in the leadership role during a period of rapid growth for the organization.

 “The intricacies of substance abuse treatment and mental health care are intertwined,” she said. “By serving both populations, we are reaching a much broader community and making a more profound difference.

“I am honored to be a part of an organization that helps so many individuals overcome obstacles that prevent them from leading healthy, productive lives.”

In addition, Rosecrance has announced three new members on the Rosecrance Foundation Board. Bill LaFever, president of Doran Wholesalers, and Laura Rosecrance were named to the Foundation’s Rockford Board. Mary Cesare-Murphy, retired executive director of the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, has joined the Foundation’s Chicago Board.

Rosecrance seeks alumni to share 'Experience, Strength and Hope'

Rosecrance is looking for alumni from its programs to share their own journeys of lasting recovery and “Experience, Strength and Hope.”

If you’re a Rosecrance alumnus and would like to find out more about how your story could help others in their process of recovery, please contact Alumni Coordinator Melissa Garrison at 815.387.2537 or