Rosecrance launches initiative for raising Responsible, Resilient, Drug-Free Kids

First presentation to take place October 3, 2017 in Rockford

ROCKFORD – Rosecrance Health Network has announced their new substance abuse prevention initiative: It’s more than ‘just say no’: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Drug-Free Kids.

Aimed at parents of children in 3rd through 8th grades, the presentation provides helpful and practical tips to supporting children who will be able to make the right decisions when faced with peer pressure and stressors.

“We know that today’s kids are being exposed to marijuana and alcohol very early in their lives; in some cases by 5th grade,” said Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Wright. “Discussions about the dangers and impact on youth brain development are critical. We are pleased to provide this resource for parents to make these conversations more comfortable.”

Attendees will hear what parents can do to encourage resilience and responsibility, learn about risk factors, and how to help children develop good coping and decision-making skills.

Launching in Rockford and led by experienced counselors, the presentation will be initially offered in the areas where Rosecrance has locations, including Chicagoland, and throughout Illinois, as well as Iowa and southern Wisconsin.


WHAT:     It’s more than ‘just say no’: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Drug-Free Kids

WHEN:     Tuesday, October 3, 2017

                  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

                  1601 University Drive

                  Rockford, IL 61107

COST:      FREE, please register at