Rosecrance receives Joint Commission Re-Accreditation

When surveyors from The Joint Commission conducted their triennial accreditation survey on August 12 through August 16, 2019, Rosecrance was praised for the quality of their services and the care they provide to clients. Rosecrance has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984. The Joint Commission is a non-for-profit organization that has set healthcare … Continued

Rosecrance Expert on the Dangers of Vaping among Youth

The recent headlines in the news regarding vaping are grim and the state of alarm nationwide is high. Rightfully so… The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that there have been seven vaping-related deaths and nearly 400 confirmed cases of lung disease related to vaping. Young people across the country have been admitted to emergency … Continued

Rosecrance honors recovery with scholarships and commemorative bricks

Rosecrance recently hosted its Honoring Recovery event at the Rosecrance Harrison campus during the month of September to align with recovery month. With nearly 100 staff, donors, clients and alumni in attendance, the event truly celebrated recovery with an evening ceremony on the patio, followed by dinner. During the ceremony, Rosecrance leaders presented inspirational remarks … Continued

“Step Dancing through the 12 Steps of Recovery” by Fr. Jim Swarthout

Fr. Jim Swarthout is Director of Clergy and Alumni Relations for Rosecrance Health Network. Read his reflections on the 12 steps in the blog post below. Also, feel free to download the following PDFs: Invitational Intervention Step Dancing through the 12 Steps You Can’t Live on Yesterday’s Manna   We admitted we were powerless over … Continued

Rosecrance expert presents national webinar

Carlene Cardosi, Rosecrance Regional Administrator, will present a national webinar about anxiety and adolescents for Addiction Professionals magazine on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, about anxiety among adolescents. “Anxiety and Stress Management for Adolescents,” will provide attendees with current information on behavioral health trends and studies, specific to anxiety and … Continued

Rosecrance hosts Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rosecrance recently hosted the Cabinet members of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson campus for their quarterly meeting. The Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church includes more than 370 churches and new faith communities spanning the upper one-third of the state of Illinois. They have … Continued

Rosecrance Recreational Therapist keynotes Horticulture Therapy Symposium

Rosecrance Recreational Therapist, Carla Roth, recently keynoted and presented a breakout session at the annual Horticulture Therapy Symposium at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin on August 6, 2019. The theme of the symposium was “promoting wellness” and the event included educational materials, instruction and activities, and access to Rotary Botanical Gardens’ grounds. Roth delivered … Continued

Rosecrance receives two grants from Community Foundation for McHenry County

The Community Foundation for McHenry County recently presented two generous grants to Rosecrance to support the Therapeutic Recreation and TRACTION Programs. The first grant will allow Rosecrance to expand its Therapeutic Recreation Program for youth with behavior disorders in McHenry County by growing the Arts, Animals and Adventures Program that integrates excursions and recreation into … Continued

Marijuana vs. Alcohol: What’s Worse For Teenagers?

Alcohol is legal for adults to use—as is marijuana in many states—but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. And for teens and young adults, it’s far less safe, a key reason legislators always factor age restrictions into marijuana- and alcohol-related laws. Many studies have shown that marijuana and alcohol can both have a negative effect on … Continued