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June 2012 EDITION
Reach Spring/Summer 2012 published
Latest issue of Reach publishes next week
The Spring/Summer 2012 edition of Reach hits mailboxes next week. The issue features Patrick Garcia, an alum of Rosecrance's Homeless Veterans Program who found stability and success in recovery. Read his story here.
Also featured are articles on the "Challenges in Adolescent Behavioral Health" workshop, several staff awards, memorials, honorariums and a recap of the 2012 Rosecrance Foundation Benefit.
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Patrick Garcia is seen in front of a full-scale mural he painted on the Veterans of Foreign Wars building on 7th Street in Rockford. Garcia calls the mural his comeback art.
Life reclaimed: Rosecrance helps Vietnam-era vet reach goals after living on streets
Patrick Garcia issues orders into a walkie talkie. A worker he supervises at the Millennium Center in Rockford applied the wrong kind of spackle to repair a hole in the wall, and Garcia doesn't have time to take care of the situation before lunch. It's a relatively small problem for Garcia, 58, but one he takes pride in remedying. He's been building manager at the facility since July 2011. He considers it an amazing opportunity. And it really is, especially when you consider that just a few years ago, Garcia was homeless.
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The Rev. Dr. William Lenters works at his desk at Rosecrance Harrison Campus. Lenters received the 2012 National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award.
Rosecrance Chaplain William Lenters receives national award
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) awarded the Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award to Rosecrance Chaplain William "Bill" Lenters at the organization's annual conference, held May 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ. The award recognizes Lenters' long-running series of recovery-focused columns, which are published under the title "Bread for the Journey." The award is named for NAATP's first executive, Michael Q. Ford, who died in 1999.
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Judge Janet Holmgren is the presiding judge for the Juvenile and Specialty Courts Division.
In the news: Youth recovery court starts in Winnebago County
The Juvenile and Specialty Courts Division of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court has launched a recovery court for juvenile offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues. Rosecrance is a partner in the project. Judge Janet Holmgren, presiding judge for the Juvenile and Specialty Courts Division, is in charge of the courtroom.
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Rosecrance experts answer questions on local news forum
Rosecrance experts answer questions on local news forum
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.
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Upcoming trainings and events
Challenges in Adolescent Behavioral Health Self-Harming Behavior in Children and Adolescents Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
This workshop will help participants learn: The diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse in adolescents; diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in adolescents; and how to effectively treat panic and worry in adolescents.   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.   This seminar will discuss the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and the evidence-based practices used to treat it. Presented by Peter Thomas, PsyD., Rosecrance Berry Campus. CEUs available for social workers, counselors, IAODAPCA and LMFT.
Price: $60
Date: June 14, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  Price: Free
Date: June 18, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
  Price: Free
Date: June 25, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
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