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Understanding Grief, Loss, and Vicarious Trauma During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 6, 2021

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

CEU Info: Continuing Education Offered: 1.00 HRCI for approval, 1.00 SHRM for approval, and 1.00 HR Compliance Certificate Credits.

The Illinois Chamber charges for their webinars.

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The Webinar

Chaplain Christopher T. Druce Jones, Rosecrance Health Network, will discuss and offer an insight into grief and loss, especially its connection with COVID-19. He will review the emotional responses people have to grief and provide the ABC tools of coping during this unsettling and challenging season.

The Presenter

Chaplain Christopher T. Druce Jones serves as Director of Chaplaincy for Rosecrance Health Network, providing spiritual leadership to Substance Use/Mental Health adult and adolescent clients. He provides spirituality care services through weekly spirituality lectures, individual spiritual counseling, special worship services, and spiritual support to staff. In addition to spiritual care services, he also facilitates groups on grief and loss and vicarious trauma. Chaplain Chris has extensive experience in administration, organizational management and leadership as well as leadership development and group facilitation. Chaplain Chris (also known by clients and staff as C.C.) is a former United Methodist clergy of 20 years. He has served several churches within the Northern Illinois Conference, including five churches in Rockford and surrounding area. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Religion from Dillard University in New Orleans and a Master of Divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He joined the Rosecrance staff as Chaplain of Harrison Campus on July 17, 2017.

 

Getting Past NO!

June 8, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CEU Info: Continuing Education Offered: 1.00

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The Webinar

This workshop addresses barriers and resistance in working with adolescents with substance issues. 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!” Teens say they don’t need to quit or won’t agree to treatment, and parents and concerned adults struggle with how to get help for their teen. The workshop addresses attitudes and misconceptions about teen substance use, barriers to getting teens into treatment, and strategies for working with resistant teens.

The Presenter

Mary Egan, Director of Outreach and SAP for Rosecrance, oversees the Student Assistance Programs and staff, provides oversight to the digital marketing efforts and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support outreach efforts. Mary joined Rosecrance in 2008 as Community Relations Coordinator, previously 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. Mary holds a master of srts degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield, a B.S. in alcohol education and a B.A. 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.

 

Your Choice Professional Development

July 14 or August 11, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CEU Info: Continuing Education Offered: 1.00

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The Webinar

This program features a backpack search designed for teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, and other professionals working with students to help them identify signs of possible substance use and vaping. Some students will go to great lengths to cover up substance use and to conceal vaping devices and substances they slip into school. The goal of this presentation is to provide education and awareness to educators so they know how seemingly innocent items can be an indication of substance use and what vaping devices are common among students.

Participants will:
• Learn the signs and symptoms associated with substance use/abuse as well as current drug trends among youth
• Learn about vaping, including the history, health risks, different devices, and various substances that are vaped
• Receive a guided search of a students’ belongings along with a description of items used to conceal substance use

The Presenters

Executive Director Ashleigh Nowakowski, MPA, PS, SAC-IT, has been working in the substance abuse prevention field since 2009. Her work includes speaking in middle and high schools, educating parents, teachers and community members and working with high risk youth. Ashleigh entwines her personal experience of living with a sibling’s addiction into all of her presentations. She is passionate about preventing young people from going down a path that could have negative impacts on their life.  Ashleigh has her master’s degree in public administration.

 

 

Katie Morrow, MPA, PS, SAC-IT, is a prevention education specialist who has been working in the substance abuse field since 2009. She has worked in a variety of roles in this field including prevention, direct care, development and community organizing. She has a master’s degree in public administration from Marquette University. Being in long-term recovery since 2007 gives Katie a passion for recovery and prevention. Katie enjoys sharing her story in hopes that it will help others from going down the path that she did.