Rosecrance experts present national webinar on LGBTQ+ treatment for teens

Photo of Dr. WrightDr. Tom Wright, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, and Meghan Cook, Rosecrance Access Coordinator, will present a free webinar through The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) on ‘Working with LGBTQ+ Teens in Residential Care’ on July 25, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The webinar will examine LGBTQ+ current topics, history in relation to the behavioral health industry, first-hand experience of experts at Rosecrance, and how to best care for LGBTQ+ teens in a residential care setting. Throughout the webinar, presenters will address the unique aspects and risk factors of LGBTQ+ individuals in regards to mental illness and substance abuse. Additionally, they will discuss how to develop cultural competencies and best practices among residential staff and educate on how to remove barriers and stigma for LGBTQ+ teens seeking treatment.

Dr. Tom Wright oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance. He specializes in working with adolescents who have a co-existing or secondary diagnosis in addition to an addiction disorder. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the field and is certified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wright is also certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Meghan Cook joined Rosecrance in 2008, and is the Access Coordinator at the Griffin Williamson adolescent campus. She oversees the Access Department, responsible for assessments and admissions, and also manages building census. Meghan has 19 years of supervisory and direct care experience in social services. Meghan has a M.S. in Applied Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University, and a BSW from Bradley University.  She is a Licensed Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (CADC).

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