Is Outcomes-Based Treatment the Answer?

THE DELAYED IMPACT OF COVID-19 As the world re-opens, the psychological impact of COVID-19 on adults and teens may not be readily apparent. The delayed reaction of social isolation can result in higher levels of depression for teens and increased dependency on drugs and alcohol for adults. It can be especially difficult to identify signs … Continued

Trauma and Addiction: A Personal Account

The effects of childhood trauma can sometimes be the silent catalyst that leads to addiction early in life. At Rosecrance, we know that untreated trauma can lead to a vicious cycle of sobriety and relapse. A holistic approach to treatment offers the best solution for identifying the traumas that lead to addiction through moments of … Continued

Multi-Agency Co-Responder Training Complete

The Co-Responder Pilot Program for Rockford and Winnebago Counties has completed a weeklong session of training in preparation to respond to call involving a person experiencing a behavioral health crisis. In addition to hearing from law enforcement and panel discussions, the cohort group completed training sessions on topics including: Substance Use Disorder – warning signs … Continued

Getting to know: Kristen Hammel, Rosecrance Central Illinois mental health services director

Whether she’s counseling youth in the criminal justice system, leading a team, or caring for horses, new Rosecrance Central Illinois mental health services director Kristen Hammel can’t help but connect with others around her. That gift has enabled her to positively impact lives wherever she has served. “People have told me I have the natural … Continued

Effectively Managing Suicide Risk During COVID-19

This year has been the year of numbers: the number of people who have been unfortunate enough to contract COVID-19, the number of people who’ve died from COVID-19, the number of people who’ve lost their jobs or someone they love… there’s no end to the number of people whose lives have been directly or indirectly … Continued

Multi-Agency Partnership Pilot Program Announced

After many weeks of planning and development, officials from Winnebago County, the City of Rockford, and Rosecrance are pleased to announce the launch of the Co-Responder Pilot Program for Rockford and Winnebago Counties. Municipalities across the country are adopting similar programs where law enforcement and clinicians work together in response to calls that involve a … Continued