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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Since 2006, Delinda Grindle, LCSW, has served as the Director of Grief Services, and as a grief counselor at Kp Counseling. She provides services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in both individual and group counseling settings.

Delinda provides years of experience in leadership and organizational development, and works off-site offering grief presentations in churches, schools, and other organizations.

In 2010, Delinda partnered with Fitzgerald’s Funeral Home & Crematory LTD, to develop and become Director of “Soulprints” their aftercare program, providing grief support to the families they serve. She also provides her counseling services, and sits on the Board of Directors at The Haven Network.

Delinda’s philosophy in counseling is “companioning individuals in their grief journeys.” She believes that journey involves reflecting on the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual areas of one’s life.

Tonight, she will educate us on grief and loss, impacts of COVID-19, and coping skills to take away from the presentation.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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Antionette “Annie” Hobson helps youth empower themselves & develop internal skillsets that are essential for them to cope effectively with life challenges and become dynamic and accountable adults in society. As an experienced youth professional, Hobson has been successful in the development of several innovative & culturally relevant adolescent programs that focus on building resilience through social-emotional competency, skill building, & positive relationship development. Annie works with many youth organizations where she trains & educates staff on how to implement successful youth‐focused programs, using the youth development framework.

Annie serves as the Youth Serves Manager for the Rockford Family Peace Center where she oversees Camp Hope, an evidence-based camping and mentoring program that focuses on children and teens exposed to domestic violence. Annie holds a bachelor of science in social work from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale & a master of science in human services from Capella University. She is currently working to obtain a second master’s degree in school counseling. She is deeply rooted in youth empowerment, youth involvement & advocacy.

Annie is a 2003 Auburn High School graduate and Rockford native. She states that, “We cannot expect our young people to just become resilient; we have to show them the proper way to do so.”

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Jeanette Towns is a 58 year old mental health advocate and activist. She is a Rockford native. She is a mom as well as a grandmother. Jeanette has a unique perspective on mental health issues as she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1995 and upon recovery began to work in the mental health field.

Jeanette will discuss her story as well as some of the reasons some minorities are reluctant to seek critical mental health care.

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