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Michael Cavanaugh headlines 2012 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit
2012 Benefit aids Rosecrance patients
Welcome to the May edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter. This newsletter contains the latest news about our organization, people, upcoming events, trainings and more.
A record 830 guests attended the 2012 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit, which raises funds to provide services to clients who need financial assistance for treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. Long-time Rosecrance board member Jerry Paris accepted the Castle Award, and Michael Cavanaugh dazzled the audience with hits from the Elton John songbook. A special thank you to all those who helped make this year's Benefit a huge success.
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Recent news
Rosecrance's Fink wins top annual United Way award
Rosecrance's Sherry Fink wins top annual United Way award
Sherry Fink, a clinical supervisor at the Rosecrance Ware Center, received the 2012 Frank Ware Award of Excellence on Tuesday, April 17, at the annual United Way of Rock River Valley Volunteer Recognition event at Giovanni's. Fink, who has worked with the organization for 14 years, supervises a program called Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH).
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Rosecrance Flower Day 2012 set for Thursday, May 10
Rosecrance Flower Day at Gensler Gardens set for Thursday, May 10, 2012
Rosecrance Flower Day 2012 is set for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at two Gensler Gardens locations. Event locations are 8631 11th Street in New Milford and 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 a drawing for a chance to win a beautiful garnet ring, courtesy of Busch Jewelers.
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Former Chicago Bear Mike Richardson discusses recovery with Rosecrance teens
Former Chicago Bear Mike Richardson discusses recovery with Rosecrance teens
"L.A. Mike" Richardson, a defensive back with the 1985 Super Bowl-winning Chicago Bears, brought his story of addiction and recovery to the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Adolescent Treatment Center on Tuesday afternoon, March 27. A native of the notoriously tough Compton neighborhood in Los Angeles, Richardson has spoken openly about being introduced to drugs as a young teenager. He told more than 80 teens in treatment at Rosecrance that despite all his legal troubles, he had difficulty admitting he had a problem.
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Free workshops offer strategies for families dealing with substance abuse
Free workshops offer strategies for families dealing with substance abuse
Registration is open for a new workshop titled "What Can I Say to Convince Them to Quit?" which will be offered free of charge at multiple locations in northern Illinois between now and July. The sessions are designed to help family members and others who are concerned about a loved one's substance abuse. The workshops offer guidance to those who need to seek help for themselves and strategies for intervening with the substance abuser. The sessions feature David Lee, founder of Indiana-based Intervention Services and Technologies, Inc., the largest intervention service provider in North America.
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Upcoming trainings and events
Introduction to Mental Illness Psychiatric Medications Self-Harming Behavior in Children and Adolescents
This course will review the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD and personality disorders and the evidence based treatment recommended for these disorders. CEUs are available.   This course will review the basic categories of psychotropic medications, including antipsychotics, antidepressants, anti-anxiety agents, mood stabilizers and stimulants, as well as their use and potential side effects. CEUs are available.   This seminar will explore self-harming behavior, its causes and the evidence-based practices used to treat it. Presented by Jason Relle, Rosecrance Berry Campus. Includes 1.5 CEUs for LMFT, social workers and counselors and CPDUs for teachers.
Price: $15
Date: May 9, 2012
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  Price: $30
Date: May 30, 2012
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Price: Free
Date: June 18, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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