Rosecrance is pleased to offer webinars featuring our licensed, experienced, and compassionate professionals.

Cannabis in the Workplace

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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Hosted by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, this webinar will provide support and address legal cannabis as it pertains to employment and workers compensation concerns. It will also provide an overview of legal considerations, recognizing signs and symptoms and navigating the conversation, as detailed below:

Part One:  Legal Considerations

  • Illinois marijuana law: The facts
  • Legal cannabis as it pertains to employment and workers compensation concerns.
  • Federal and Statutory considerations for commercial/recreational and medical standards.
  • Employer guidance for drug testing and policy.

Part Two:  Recognizing Signs and Symptoms and Navigating the Conversation

  • What is a substance use disorder?
  • Physical effects and warning signs of marijuana use/abuse
  • Marijuana and mental health
  • Recognizing the workplace warning signs
  • Best practices for interactions

Continuing Education Offered: 1.50 HRCI credit for approval, 1.50 SHRM credit for approval, 1.50 CLE credit per attendee request prior to event, 1.50 HR & Management/Supervision Compliance Credits, and 1.50 Workers’ Comp/Safety Compliance Credits.

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About the presenters

Mary Egan, MA, CADC
Director of Outreach, Rosecrance

Mary Egan, Director of Outreach for Rosecrance, manages the assessment and outreach efforts in the Rosecrance Chicagoland offices.  Mary joined Rosecrance in 2008 as Community Relations Coordinator responsible for relationship building and business development in the southern Chicagoland region and Northwest Indiana. She speaks to professionals and parents on the topics of drug trends, parental influence and adolescent addiction.

With over 35 years’ experience working in the substance abuse field, Mary is committed to helping teens, adults and families access resources for a healthy life. Her previous work experience includes working as Student Assistance Program Coordinator for a suburban high school for 18 years where she developed the school’s Student Assistance Program; counseled students, parents and staff on youth substance issues; and provided training and educational programs for the school and community on substance abuse and related issues. In addition, she also worked at two community agencies providing education, training and support to youth and professionals on substance use issues.

Mary holds a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield, a BS degree in Alcohol Education and a BA degree in Psychology from Quincy University and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Mary is a board member of the Serenity Academy sober high school and currently holds the position of Secretary. She has received several recognition awards including the Award for Community Excellence from the Oak Lawn Community Partnership, the Partnership Award for Excellence from the Partnership for a Safe and Drug Free Community and the Illinois P.T.A. Distinguished Service Scroll.

James F. Egan, JD

Partner at Keefe, Campbell, and Biery and Associates

  • Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1988
  • Admitted to Wisconsin Bar, 2008

Education:

  • John Marshall Law School (J.D. 1988);
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, (B.A.1979)

Member:

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

Additional Information:

  • Thirty year practitioner with extensive civil practice throughout the State of Illinois.
  • Formerly managing partner of James F. Egan and Associates, Ltd. was recruited to merge his practice with
    Keefe & Associates as of January 1, 2004

Presenter and Lecturer/Participant:

  • Has lectured frequently on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as on avoiding wrongful discharge
    liability, including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Workers’ Compensation Seminar, May 16, 2006
  • Professional Education Systems Institute (P.E.S.I.), Workers’ Compensation Law in Illinois, August 2005
  • Kishwaukee Community Hospital Workers’ Compensation Update 2006 & 2007
  • SIMPA Conference on March 30, 2007
  • 2012-2018—frequent presenter for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce on Workers’ Compensation Practice, Self-Insured, Business Ethics.
  • 2017-2019—Panelist at Southern Illinois Workers’ Compensation Symposium

In the Eye of the Crisis

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

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Hosted by McHenry Chamber, this webinar will provide support around how to help recognize when you or someone you know might be struggling to manage stress in the eye of the crisis. It will provide an overview of responses to heightened awareness, increased anxiety and stress, depression, grief/loss and loneliness. This training will equip people with the tools and resources to appropriately and healthily manage stress during these new life circumstances. It will highlight the importance of mental health in the midst of a pandemic, led by experts in behavioral health services. The audience will gain an understanding of how to recognize stressors and coping techniques that can make all the difference. Learn self-care tips and tricks, and how to best support others during a time of uncertainty.

Featured Speaker

Sheila Senn, PsyD, LCPC
Rosecrance Inc. Regional Director

Senn has more than 25 years of experience and progressive leadership. She served in various leadership positions with Centegra Health Systems for decades. Most recently, she held the position of Chief Clinical and Administrative Officer of Community First Medical Center. Senn has worked as a Mental Health Counselor, Crisis Worker, Intake and private practice. She holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Mental Illness and Addiction Aren’t Taking a Break

A time of sheltering at home can be particularly difficult for individuals struggling with mental health or substance use disorders. The World Health Organization had predicted that there would be greater demand for services during the pandemic, and we at Rosecrance have definitely seen this to be accurate. A recent study shows that substance abuse … Continued

Rosecrance is pleased to offer this collection of video presentations for viewing at your convenience. These videos feature our licensed, experienced, and compassionate professionals who work with our clients every day. To view any of these video presentations, enter your email and a private link will be sent to you.

Addressing Suicidal Ideation: the CAMS Approach

People generally need to feel connected to thrive. Social distancing may predispose certain people toward feelings of isolation and depression. Risk of suicide may increase. It is important during these tough times that professionals and families collaborate closely if someone is at risk. This consists of identifying and communicating potential warning signs and having difficult but necessary discussions about suicide. It also involves being increasingly aware of and utilizing resources such as crisis response, hospital-based and other counseling services.

This presentation, “Addressing Suicidal Ideation,” was originally recorded early 2020, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were fully realized. While the content of this presentation does not take into account these world events, at Rosecrance we hope you will use this material to understand suicide risk and the CAMS approach to treatment. We are confident you will find this presentation engaging and informative.

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About the presenter

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Jason Relle, LCPC
Clinical Director

Jason Relle is the Clinical Director at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson and has been with Rosecrance since 2011.  He oversees substance abuse and behavioral health residential programming for adolescents. He is a licensed clinical professional counselor that has worked with children, adolescents and families in various roles within Rosecrance.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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Anxiety and Adolescents

Teens may not be at high-risk for severe symptoms from Covid-19, but they are not immune to the stress it causes. Social isolation and cancellation of most school-related events like sports, clubs, dances, and graduations is stressful. They are likely to absorb some of the anxiety from the news and parents dealing with possible unemployment, financial strain, illness, or death in the extended family. It is important to normalize and empathize with these struggles.

This presentation, “Anxiety and Adolescents,” was originally recorded in September of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. While the content of this presentation does not take into account these world events, at Rosecrance we hope you will use this material to understand how anxiety can be effectively treated, no matter the cause. We are confident you will find this presentation engaging and informative.

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About the presenter

Photo of Carlene CardosiCarlene Cardosi, LCSW, CADC
Regional Vice President of Residential Services

Carlene Cardosi is Regional Vice President of Residential Services, and has been with Rosecrance since 2008. She has worked at both the adolescent and adult residential substance abuse treatment centers in Rockford. Carlene started as an intern working with adolescent girls at the Griffin Williamson Campus, and she has worked her way up through various positions across the organization. After her internship she worked as a primary counselor with the girls and then as a unit coordinator with the boys. She was then given the opportunity to supervise the women’s programming at the Harrison Campus for adults. In 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at the Harrison Campus, where she took on a leadership role mentoring coordinators and other staff. In 2017 she was promoted to Clinical Director of Residential Services, where she developed programs for both adolescents and adults. In 2018 she was promoted to Regional Administrator, and she oversaw services in Milwaukee, McHenry County, Des Plaines, and Chicago. Now as Vice President of Residential Services she supervises Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson and Harrison campuses in Rockford and the Lakeview facility in Chicago.

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Helping Parents Get Past “No!” – How to support parents in the recovery process

Helping Parents Get Past No“Helping Parents Get Past No: How to Support Parents in the Recovery Process,” will provide attendees current information on behavioral health trends in both the areas of substance abuse and mental health. The webinar will detail recovery myths and the role of family in the recovery process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what motivates change and be educated on the associated stages of recovery. Additionally, the webinar will provide helpful tips and engagement strategies when providers are dealing with resistance from a client or their family.

Resistance to treatment is oftentimes a barrier to parents getting their child the help that they need. Rosecrance is dedicated to educating parents and other providers on what motivates change and how to engage resistant clients.

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About the presenter

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Jason Relle, LCPC
Clinical Director

Jason Relle is the Clinical Director at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson and has been with Rosecrance since 2011. He oversees substance abuse and behavioral health residential programming for adolescents. He is a licensed clinical professional counselor that has worked with children, adolescents and families in various roles within Rosecrance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

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Marijuana and the Brain

Marijuana leafMatthew Quinn, Community Relations Coordinator at Rosecrance Health Network, discusses the impacts of marijuana use on the brain. The discussion includes: information on the chemical composition of marijuana and the physiological response when it is consumed, how marijuana and the brain interact to produce effects, how marijuana affects the adolescent brain and the impact on structure and function, and other impacts of marijuana use.

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About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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Youth Substance Use Prevention during COVID-19

Sheltering-in-place is presenting unusual challenges and stress for teens. Preventing substance use during these times presents a unique challenge for parents and professionals. This presentation provides information on how to recognize potential warnings signs for substance use while teens are stuck at home and practical tips for how to prevent it. It also touches on other topics such as vaping and Covid-19 and increased alcohol use among adults.  

About the presenter

Photo of Matthew QuinnMatthew Quinn, MA, LCPC, CADC
Community Relations Coordinator

Matthew Quinn provides community relations in the western suburbs of Chicago in DuPage, Kane, and Kendall counties. He is a member of the Community Alliance for Prevention in Naperville, the Juvenile Justice Council in Kane County, and a consultant for the Connect For Life program through the Naperville Police Department. Quinn joined Rosecrance as an outreach counselor in 2015. He led the Parent Café parent support group, conducted regular prevention and early intervention (PEI) classes, and conducted substance use assessments in the Naperville office prior to moving into a community relations role. He completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. He was the program coordinator for the adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Linden Oaks at Elmhurst for 8 years prior to coming to Rosecrance. Previously, Quinn had been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program (EAP). He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years.

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Rosecrance announces administrative transitions to lead client care mission

A series of recent leadership moves within Rosecrance will add fresh perspectives and new positions to the organization. These changes will enhance Rosecrance’s focus on hope-filled integrated behavioral health care. Central Illinois native Joey King, LCPC, has been hired as the Rosecrance Central Illinois executive director. King is an expert in behavioral health services, including … Continued

Residential Mental Health Treatment for Teens & Young Adults

Rosecrance provides residential treatment for mental health disorders at our Griffin Williamson Campus in Northern Illinois (Winnebago County). We offer residential mental health treatment and addiction rehabilitation treatment services for the following challenges facing teens as a primary diagnosis:

  • Mood disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Poor impulse control
  • Substance abuse

General treatment modalities may include: personal medication management; individual and family therapies, group therapy, and recreational therapy.

Two Illinois board-certified child & adolescent psychiatrists, Dr. Thomas Wright and Dr. Carol Craig, lead the team of our Illinois treatment clinicians.

“There was a need in the community and we expanded to meet that need,” said Meghan Cook, Access Coordinator at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus.

“I can’t tell you how invigorating it’s been to be able to accommodate kids that we were forced to turn away before and provide them with quality care,” added Cook. “Our staff has been very diligent and intentional about rising to meet the needs of each and every individual client.”

When asked about how the new program is going, Sandra Knezevic, Rosecrance Addiction Counselor, described it as exciting, challenging and fulfilling.

“It means more opportunity for people to get help and get well and not have another door closed in their face,” said Knezevic. “I believe people deserve second, fourth, and even 17th chances. No life is ever worth giving up on or looking the other way.”

Another staff member who is passionate about the specialized services program is Dr. Carol Craig. Craig is board certified by the American board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her specialty areas include mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder as well as disorders of early childhood such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and developmental delay disorders.

“So many of our clients have been suffering for years,” said Craig. “This program uses evidence based practices… to stabilize patients and impact change. It allows us to peel back the layers and get to the core by treating co-occurring disorders, mental health disorders and substance use disorders.”

Karly Bergstrom, Unit Specialist at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus, sees first-hand how illnesses can affect the mind and body. Karly works with other staff members to create an individualized plan for clients that need extra accommodations that may differ from the standard schedule for the day. Whether it be an extra walk through the healing garden or five minutes alone in their room listening to music, Karly ensures that each client’s unique needs are taken into consideration.

“If there is a client that’s struggling due to a rough phone call or family session, I’ll pull them off the unit and we’ll take a walk or do something to help them cope. I try to get them to open up and figure out the root of the problem, why it causes so much anxiety and how we can move forward.”

For a referral, please call 815-391-1000.

For specific program information, please contact:

Rosecrance Ware Center

Rosecrance Ware Center provides evidence-based services in a friendly environment. Our board-certified psychiatrists, counselors and social workers provide assessments and offer the highest quality of care for mental health and substance use disorders.

As of May 13, 2019 all substance abuse walk-in assessments will take place at Rosecrance Harrison Campus, not the Ware Center.

About Rosecrance Ware Center

Adult mental health treatment and substance use treatment facility

Mental health outpatient, substance abuse outpatient, and court services

Region
  • Rockford, IL & Surrounding Areas
Age
  • Children, Teens, and Adults
Services
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Mental Health Treatment
Address

2704 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone: (844) 711-5106

Seek Help for Mental Health Disorders from A Trusted Leader

Rosecrance is a nationally recognized provider of services for persons requiring mental health treatment and for persons requiring treatment for substance use disorders (substance use disorders). With a passion for changing people’s lives and empowering them to realize their potential, we serve people of all ages and backgrounds across Illinois and beyond.

Have questions? There’s a good chance they’ve been asked before, so start with our FAQ section. If you still have questions about mental health treatment, please call us: (844) 711-5106. We’re happy to help you.