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June 13 – The Impact of Legal Marijuana to the Workplace: What Every Employer Must Know. – As employees experiment with contemporary cannabis products, Jo will explain the impact, the signs, and symptoms of use and what the science tells us about outcomes that will impact the workplace. She will give an overview of changing laws that affect the workplace, describing what this means for employers and share successful, strategic policy tips that will increase employer protections & productivity. Finally, Jo will explain how drug testing for marijuana REALLY works, while addressing the complex question of impairment, offering insights into how this issue can be successfully managed.

June 20 – Disappear Fear: Effective Strategies to Combat Anxiety – Anxiety is something that everyone experiences. Sometimes, however, anxiety can be extreme and significantly impact the daily functioning of children and adolescents. This talk will help participants understand the nature of anxiety and offer many practical strategies that can be utilized at home and in school to aid kids with anxiety issues. Numerous case examples will be provided and there will be time for questions.

June 27 – Anxiety & Depression in Teens – The goal of this training is to help identify the warning signs of depression and anxiety in teens and adolescents. In today’s society our adolescents are dealing with varying degrees of stress that includes, families, school, peer, social unrest and even a pandemic. There is a link between stress, depression and anxiety and we understand that the brain functioning and development can be negatively impacted by these factors. Our goals is to identify the warning signs, help teach coping skills to help adolescents deal with anxiety and depression and if needed make the appropriate referral for treatment.

July 4 – An Overview of Suicidality – An introduction to the topic of suicide. The training will discuss current trends, how to talk about suicide, what to look for, and prevention approaches.

July 11 – Addicted to the Screen – Learn about the addictive nature of technology, the widespread social and psychological effects it’s having on our society and what you can do to start changing it. Appropriate for 16+ years of age.

July 18 – Getting Past No! – This workshop addresses barriers and resistance in working with adolescents with substance issues. As you know, most people with a substance use disorder fail to recognize or admit they might have a problem with their substance use. Couple this attitude with adolescent development and parental misconceptions, and you get many teens just saying “No” they don’t need to quit or agree to treatment. The workshop addresses attitudes and misconceptions about teen substance use, barriers to getting teens into treatment, and strategies for working with resistant teens.

July 25 – Nicotine, Tobacco and Vaping – Dr. Gaebler and Dr. Diaz examines the epidemic of vaping, the negative health effects of the aerosol, nicotine, and the effects on adolescent and young adult development. We will also examine the social pressures, how to treat the addiction, and how to advocate for our youth to stop the unhealthy trend.

August 1 – Methamphetamines: The Basics – This session will: · discuss methamphetamine trends in the community · discuss experiences with dealing with the rapid expansion of meth use/dealing-what worked, what did not work well, information sharing, working with other entities to try and get a handle on meth · discuss crimes and other effects meth has had on the community since becoming a major problem in our area. · talk generally about what we have done to try and get a handle on meth use, dealing and the issues surrounding the drug and how it is unique in some ways

August 8 – Marijuana: What Teens and Parents Should Know – Recent political changes in relation to marijuana are only part of the story. The publicized and politically charged world of drug policy has undergone immense changes over the past several years and those changes manifest not just in policy but also in the physical makeup of the cannabis plant. Not only has the perception of the plant changed, the actual plant itself has undergone dramatic changes as it has been industrialized and brought into a commercial market. As public opinion has softened towards cannabis the effects of consuming today’s marijuana remain poorly understood by many. With increasing acceptance, often driven by corporate interests, use has been rising steadily among all demographics. Many have grown up in settings where cannabis use is the norm and cannabis use disorder accepted as typical behavior. Cannabis use disorder is on the rise and the changing makeup of the plant and its derivatives is making treatment more complex and challenging. Given these realities, the need for continuing education regarding the evolution of cannabis and new forms of consumption as well as potential downsides is extremely important. A more holistic understanding of today’s marijuana will position us to have more relevant and potentially helpful conversations with those we serve. This conversation, directed at parents and teens, will be had in a respectful and nonpolitical manor promoting sound science while considering the practical reality of discussing cannabis in 2021 with a population that genuinely believes “it’s just weed.”

August 15 – The Other Side of the Epidemic – Understanding the wide reach of substance use is no simple task. Learn from three women who will share their incredible journey from the other side of the epidemic, what wisdom they have gained, and how they use their collective lived experience to come together, working to offer prevention and support services throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. See the impact substance use has on others and learn the power of prevention, not just for those who are prone to experimentation, but for everyone across the lifespan.

August 22 – Youth Film Preview – Your Choice Youth Stories Video highlights the power of choices when it comes to substance use. Learn from the experiences of those who made choices to use, those who were impacted by someone’s choice to use, and those who didn’t.

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.

Coping with Anxiety and Depression During the Holidays

red ornamentThe holidays are known for being a joyous time. But for those of us dealing with anxiety and depression, the holiday season can exacerbate these problems, especially when dealing with substance use disorders. This talk will explore coping mechanisms for anxiety and depression during the holiday season.

About the presenter

John Tumino

Unit Coordinator, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

John Tumino has been of a member of the Rosecrance family for the past five years. During his time with Rosecrance, he has acted as an adolescent substance abuse and mental health counselor in residential treatment, a team leader for both adult and substance abuse outpatient programs, and is currently a unit coordinator for residential services for Rosecrance’s adolescent residential program. John has his master’s degree in clinical professional psychology for Roosevelt University. He uses a mix of his mental health training and substance abuse knowledge to help clients gain insight into their cognitive and behavioral patterns and encourages them to make lasting changes. John has experience working with poly-substance abuse disorder, severe depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and schizophrenia. He incorporate CBT intervention, DBT skill building, 12-step work, and client-centered therapy to help the clients he has served.

Click here to view the video from Your Choice to Live.

 

Marijuana and Teens: Brain Under Construction

Marijuana leaf

Adolescence is not only a time of outward physical transformation but also of continuing rapid brain development. This makes the brain more susceptible to the harmful effects of marijuana use. This presentation will provide easy to understand information about the impact of marijuana on the teen brain. This information is meant to provide guidance for parents (and teens) on setting appropriate expectations in a world of increasing marijuana acceptance.

Learning Objectives

• Learn how marijuana interacts with the brain to produce its effects
• Understand the unique aspects of adolescent brain development that make it more susceptible to the impact of marijuana
• Focus on the impact that marijuana has on adolescent brain development and mental health
• Understand the connection between adolescent marijuana use and increased risk for psychotic disorders

Click here to view the video now at Johnny’s Ambassadors.

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.

The Impact of Cannabis on Mental Health

Marijuana leafThis presentation will provide education on how cannabis interacts with the brain to produce its effects. It will also focus on the impact that cannabis can have on adolescent brain development and the corresponding impact on mental health. The webinar will then provide information on CBD relative to THC and how the impact of cannabis on mental health is complicated and befits nuanced discussion. The presentation will also discuss how cannabis research is still in its infancy and how we need to be mindful of this moving forward.

Click here to view the video from Your Choice To Live.

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.

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.

Click here to view the Addressing Suicidal Ideation Video Presentation.

About the presenter

Photo of Jason Relle

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.

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.

Click here to view the Anxiety and Adolescents Video Presentation.

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.

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.

Click here to view the Helping Parents Get Past No Video Presentation.

About the presenter

Photo of Jason Relle

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.

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.

Click here to view the Marijuana and the Brain Video Presentation.

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.

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.

Click here to view the Teen Substance Use Prevention During COVID-19 Video Presentation.

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.