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Welcome to the February edition of the Rosecrance enewsletter. This newsletter contains the latest news about our organization, people, upcoming events, trainings and more. This month, we're highlighting the impact the Rosecrance Experiential Therapies Department has on people in substance abuse recovery.
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Recent news
Valentines for Vets
Vets project highlights role of Rosecrance Experiential Therapies program
February marked the inauguration of Therapeutic Recreation Month, a national campaign that highlights how therapeutic recreational therapy can improve quality of life, increase independence and promote health and wellness for people in recovery. Rosecrance embraces these concepts as part of a nationally recognized experiential therapies program at both the adult and adolescent substance abuse campuses.
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Abate named Woman of Year by Rockford Woman magazine
Abate named Woman of Year by Rockford Woman magazine
Mary Ann Abate, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Rosecrance's Mental Health Division, has been named Woman of the Year by Rockford Woman magazine. The award, which is given annually by the editors of the magazine, was presented at a Feb. 23 ceremony at Franchesco's Ristorante in Rockford. Abate was one of five finalists for the award.
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Reach FY2011 Annual Report edition
Rosecrance's Reach FY2011 Annual Report edition published this month
The FY2011 Annual Report Edition of Reach hit mailboxes in February. The issue contains articles about Rosecrance's transition from substance abuse services to comprehensive behavioral health services, as well as highlights, statistics and "People We Can't Live Without" from the fiscal year. This Reach also includes details about the April 16 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit, which features the return of Michael Cavanaugh.
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
Rosecrance responds to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's budget address
In his Feb. 22 budget address, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced plans to close Rockford's Singer Mental Health Center. He did not address how the community can continue to serve patients in mental health crisis. Rosecrance Health Network President/CEO Philip W.Eaton has issued a response.
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Upcoming trainings and events
Dialetical Behavior Therapy What Can I Say to Convince Them to Quit? The Rosecrance Foundation Annual Benefit
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for personality disorders combining individual and group therapies. Learn about borderline personality disorder and how this treatment is implemented.   Why is it so difficult to get a loved one to stop abusing drugs and alcohol? This free workshop is being offered in various communities for family members and others who are concerned about a loved one's substance use.   Back by popular demand, Michael Cavanaugh returns to headline the 2012 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit. This time, he'll perform the songs of Elton John and more.
Price: $60
Date: March 22, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Price: Free
Date: Multiple workshops available between March 22 - July 17, 2012
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
  Price: $175
Date: April 16, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
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