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Rosecrance hosts seminar on student athlete substance abuse Nov. 9 in Naperville

Rosecrance invites you to “Student Athletes as Substance Abusers,” a conference being held Friday, Nov. 9, at the Northern Illinois University satellite campus, 1120 East Diehl Road in Naperville.

The conference will feature certified Mental Game Coach Marc Anderson and Naperville Central High School coach Mike Stine. They will speak to the cultures of an athletes’ life and how the school and community can assist in positive outcomes, including strategies to prevent substance abuse.

Registration and networking are at 8 a.m., and the conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To register for “Student Athletes as Substance Abusers,” click 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.

1st Annual Stone Eagle Golf Play Day benefits Rosecrance

Jimmy Vitale, left, owner of the Stone Eagle Tavern in Rockford, presents a check to Philip Eaton, president and CEO of Rosecrance Health Network, Monday, Aug. 27, after the 1st Annual Stone Eagle Golf Play Day.

Rosecrance recieved a generous gift of proceeds from the 1st Anuual Stone Eagle Golf Play Day, which was held Monday, Aug. 27, at Swan Hill Golf Course in Belvidere. The sold-out event featured 36 teams of golfers in a best ball tournament.

Join Rosecrance for '2012 Run for the Kids'

Join Chicago’s firefighters and paramedics for 2012 Run for the Kids, sponsored in part by Rosecrance.

The race, in it’s 12th year, is held annually by Ignite the Spirit. Read about Ignite the Spirit here.

Schedule of events:
– Race day registration and t-shirt pickup
– Kids’ corral activities
– 5k run start
– 5k walk start
– Kids’ dash
– Post race party and raffle

Date: Thursday July 19, 2012
Race day registration: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Race start: 6:30 p.m.
Start: Soldier Field – Stadium Green, 16th Street and Lake Shore Drive

Read more about 2012 Run for the Kids here.

Rosecrance co-sponsors 13th annual Consumer Family Forum

Stars of Light, experiential therapies highlight conference

Stars of Light Theater Troupe cast member Donna Pitts (from left) introduces other cast members Danelle Kerry, Tom Ross and Paul Elmer during a performance of a skit titled 'The Three Fractured Pigs.' The Stars of Light were performing at the Klehm Arboretum in Rockford as part of the 2012 Consumer Family Forum Mental Health Recovery Conference.

The Stars of Light Theatre Troupe performed Wednesday, June 27, 2012, as part of the 13th Annual Consumer Family Forum Conference. Rosecrance Experiential Therapies Supervisor Christine Nicholson also led two breakout sessions about drum circles and the importance of experiential therapies in mental health recovery.

This year’s conference, which was themed “Mental Wellness Recovery Journey Through the Healing Arts,” was held at Klehm Arboretum in Rockford, Illinois. About 100 people from Rockford and Chicago attended.

The Consumer Family Forum is planned by and designed for individuals with mental illness. The goals are to bring together people with a wide range of mental health experiences, to learn from one another and to share journeys of recovery. Social worker BethAnn Burazi was the keynote speaker for this year’s conference.

“It was great to get out in the community and help other healthcare professionals get inspired by non-traditional forms of therapy,” said Nicholson. “I think the event was a great success.”

The Stars of Light is a traveling theatre troupe composed of mental health clients who educate the public about mental illness and reduce the stigma that surrounds it while sharing their artistic talents and personal stories.

Rosecrance’s Experiential Therapies Department provides evidence-based therapeutic arts and recreation programs designed to promote personal growth and self-recognition through action-oriented experiences.

Rosecrance Health Network was a co-sponsor of this year’s conference, along with DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board, Mental Health Association of Rock River Valley, NAMI Northern Illinois, Sinnissippi Centers, Inc., and Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc.

Rosecrance celebrates patients’ graduation and recognizes staff for education milestones

Students celebrate the end of school and three students accept certificates

Nancy Golian

Rockford School District teacher Nancy Golian was recognized for her service to Rosecrance patients. Golian, who is retiring from District 205 this year, served the last four years of her public school career on the Rosecrance campus.

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ROCKFORD – Rosecrance had the perfect day for a picnic and a graduation celebration on June 6, as patients and staff came together to commemorate the end of the school year and to recognize education milestones.

A junior high school graduate and two high school graduates were recognized for their accomplishments at the event held at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. Christine Nicholson, director of the Experiential Therapies Department at the adolescent campus, began the ceremony by presenting each graduate with an official certificate and a small gift. She also distributed client-nominated Recovery Role Model awards to patients who had best demonstrated leadership.

Campus Administrator Jason Gorham also recognized Rockford School District teacher Nancy Golian for her service to Rosecrance patients. Golian, who is retiring from District 205 this year, served the last four years of her public school career on the Rosecrance campus. Special education teachers from District 205 staff the onsite school at the campus.

Contact:
Judy Emerson
Director of Communications
Rosecrance Health Network
1021 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
815.387.5605 (office); 815.262.4685 (cell)
Email: Click here to email Judy

About Rosecrance
Rosecrance is a private not-for-profit organization offering behavioral health services for more than 14,000 children, adolescents, adults and families each year. Rosecrance provides addiction treatment through inpatient and outpatient programs in Rockford, IL, and services at six offices in Chicagoland. Rosecrance offers community mental health services in Rockford and Belvidere. The organization was founded in 1916.

Rosecrance experts answer questions on local news forum

(From left) Rosecrance's Jason Gorham, Charity Shaw-Moyado, Craig Stallings and Joan Lodge are prepared to answer questions about substance abuse and mental illness April 30, 2012, during a live forum on WTVO-17.

Four Rosecrance managers fielded almost three dozen on-the-air telephone calls from area residents over a 90-minute period April 30, 2012, on WTVO-17.

Anchor Mimi Murphy interviewed Mary Ann Abate, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Mental Health Services, during the 5 p.m. news show. Murphy interviewed Joan Lodge, Director of Emergency Services at the Rosecrance Ware Center, during the 6 p.m. news slot.

Taking phone calls were: Lodge and Abate, when they were not on the news set; Charity Shaw-Moyado, administrator of the Berry Campus; Craig Stallings, administrator of the Harrison Campus; and Jason Gorham, administrator of the Griffin Williamson Campus.

Inquiries were split about equally between substance abuse and mental health issues. In most cases, the Rosecrance managers were able to give the callers solid information about finding the right kind of help for themselves or a loved one.

In the news: Rosecrance Flower Day 2012

There were several articles in the news this week about Rosecrance Flower Day 2012.

  • WREX-13 posted a piece about the event here. Samantha Jeffrey’s writes:

    Shoppers raised funds for mental health and substance abuse treatment programs and services just by buying flowers on Thursday.

    Both Gensler Gardens locations in New Milford and Loves Park celebrated the beginning of the planting season with Rosecrance Flower Day. Rosecrance volunteers were on sight to help shoppers find items and help them carry their purchases to their vehicles.

  • MyStateline.com features a video interview with Rosecrance’s Judy Emerson discussing the generosity of Gensler Gardens and the Gensler family. See the interview here.
  • A small brief ran on the Rockford Register Star’s website.

Rosecrance Foundation Benefit sets record for funds raised to serve patients in need

Jerry Paris receives Castle Award for service; Michael Cavanaugh perform

Michael Cavanaugh performs Monday, April 16, at 2012 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit. The annual event drew a record attendance of 830.

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ROCKFORD – The 2012 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit raised a record $480,000 to provide services to clients who need financial assistance for treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. The annual event also drew a record attendance of 830.

Entertainer Michael Cavanaugh and his band headlined the event on Monday, April 16, at Giovanni’s. The Benefit also featured presentation of the Castle Award to Jerry Paris, a Rockford businessman who has provided distinguished service on Rosecrance boards for almost two decades. A new video titled “Hope in Recovery,” which features Rosecrance alumni, was premiered at the event.

The annual event supports The Kinley Charity Care Fund, named for the late Verna Kinley, a former Rosecrance board member who was dedicated to the principle that no youth in need of treatment should be turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for services. Since 1984, The Kinley Fund has provided more than $6 million in care to patients.

John Griffin, chair of the Rosecrance Foundation Board of Directors, expressed gratitude for the ongoing support of corporations and individuals who make the Benefit successful. It is the organization’s main fundraising vehicle for charity care, which each year assists almost 300 families.

“We are so very grateful to everyone who supports the Benefit because they believe, as we do, in the power of every human spirit to heal,” Griffin said. “There is hope in treatment, and our event is all about helping people get the services they need, even if their financial resources are limited.

“Through their generosity, Rosecrance donors change and save the lives of people they will never meet.”

President/CEO Philip W. Eaton presented the Castle Award to Rosecrance Health Network Board Member Jerry Paris, who has helped to lead the organization in various roles for almost 20 years. Paris is a past board chair and currently leads the Foundation’s Endowment Committee.

“He has been there for us as we’ve built buildings, expanded programs and struggled to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people,” Eaton said of Paris. “He asks hard questions at the right time so that we can make the best decisions to move our mission forward and offer the best quality care.”

Paris owns several area Midas Auto Repair Centers. He founded the Rosecrance/Midas Golf Shootout in 1992 and oversaw it for a decade, during which time the event earned almost a quarter of a million dollars to support programs and services.

In addition to his work with Rosecrance, Paris has been involved in leadership at several other community agencies. He received the Crusader Community Health Spirit of Caring Award in 2007 for his deep community involvement.

The event traditionally highlights Rosecrance alumni who have been successful in recovery. A video titled “Hope in Recovery” premiered at the Benefit featuring a dozen alums speaking about their lives since treatment to help them overcome addiction.

Contact:
Judy Emerson
Director of Communications
Rosecrance Health Network
1021 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
815.387.5605 (office); 815.262.4685 (cell)
Email: Click here to email Judy

About Rosecrance
Rosecrance is a private not-for-profit organization offering behavioral health services for more than 14,000 children, adolescents, adults and families each year. Rosecrance provides addiction treatment through inpatient and outpatient programs in Rockford, IL, and services at six offices in Chicagoland. Rosecrance offers community mental health services in Rockford and Belvidere. The organization was founded in 1916.

Rosecrance Flower Day 2012 announced

The event is set for Thursday, May 10

Rosecrance Flower Day 2012 is set from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at two Gensler Gardens locations. Event locations are at 8631 11th Street in New Milford and at 102 Orth Road in Loves Park.

Choose from Gensler Gardens’ entire greenhouse selection of annuals, perennials and gorgeous hanging baskets at Rosecrance Flower Day 2012. All proceeds benefit Rosecrance programs and services.

While you visit, be sure to enter out drawing for a chance to win a beautiful garnet ring, courtesy of Busch Jewelers.