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 Upcoming Programs

ANNUAL MEETING: Votes for new board members will take place


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., 706 North Main Street, Rockford IL at 6:30pm

Speaker: Kerry Larson, LCSW, CADC, CODP I
Narcan training given by Winnebago County Health Department

Kerry Larson, LCSW, CADC, CODPI and Unit Coordinator at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus will be presenting on opioid use disorder. This will be an overview of this particular substance use disorder, the common signs of withdrawal, post-acute withdrawal, various treatment modalities including medically assisted treatment. She will also discuss mental health diagnoses that are commonly present in those diagnosed with opioid use disorder as based on the clients with this diagnoses seeking treatment at Rosecrance. Additionally, Kerry will discuss other substance use disorders and the impact they have on clients with co-occurring mental health diagnoses.

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Team began projects in 2018 to address needs in the community related to opioid usage. Narcan, the medication that is used to reverse an opioid overdose, is part of this initiative. Narcan training includes education about the use of medication and kit that contains two doses of the drug. The MIH program works with Drug Overdose Prevention Program Specialist Emily Schmidt from Winnebago County Health Department to provide the Narcan at no cost to the patients, their families, and interested community members.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., 706 North Main Street, Rockford IL at 6:30pm

Speaker: Laurel Spahn

Ms. Spahn represents respondents in involuntary-commitment and involuntary-treatment proceedings at the trial level and has argued mental-health cases in all five districts of the Appellate Court and in the State Supreme Court.

Advance directives – powers of attorney for healthcare and mental-health treatment declarations – are powerful and empowering documents. These documents can make sure individuals get treatment they want and not get treatment they know to be harmful to them, and can help to avoid involuntary mental-health proceedings. Please join an attorney from Illinois’s Legal Advocacy Service, a division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, for a discussion on voluntary and involuntary mental-health treatment, rights of persons facing these proceedings, and how advance directives can be beneficial in these circumstances.

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