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2019 Father Mac Appreciation Award Luncheon

HR HayMarket - Wednesday, November 06, 2019

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” —Maya Angelou

Haymarket Center is proud to bestow awards on two people who have enhanced the center's ability to provide ongoing community support at our 2019 Father Mac Appreciation Awards luncheon this month. The luncheon is named after the late Monsignor Ignatius McDermott, founder of Haymarket Center. We honor these exceptional individuals who have given their time and expertise to furthering Haymarket Center's mission to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing solutions.

Father Mac Appreciation Award

State Representative Deb Conroy

State Representative Conroy has worked to pass laws to fund resources that reduce opioid abuse and make our state government more efficient. She is the chair of the House Mental Health Committee, where she has worked to make sure insurers cover the care patients need. She has teamed up with area law enforcement to reduce drug use in the community and has fought to ensure that hospitals and clinics across Illinois have the proper funding they need.

Visionary Award

Peter O'Brien Sr President and CEO of MADO Management, LP.

MADO Management owns and manages the daily operations of three mental health rehabilitation facilities and one skilled and intermediate care facility. These facilities specialize in mental illness and coexisting chronic illnesses. Peter O’Brien is an advocate who shares his family's story to help promote understanding and awareness for mental health. He forges ahead with the quest to support the practice and expansion of person-centered programs. This vision follows those who have mental illness throughout their journey including hospitalization, rehabilitation, and community care.

Volunteers of the year:

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali

  • Triva Hall
  • Marqui L. Jamison
  • Denise Scott
  • Kriste Sveen
  • Loretta Odom

Over 200 policy leaders, representatives from our community, business, as well as former and current Haymarket Center leaders will attend the Father Mac Appreciation Award luncheon on November 7, 2019, at the Union League Club, Chicago.

Each year, for the Father Mac Appreciation Award luncheon, Haymarket Center clients create special and unique works of art that are inspired by the luncheon theme “Blue Sky Dreams.” We all have Blue Sky Dreams and sometimes life’s circumstances interrupt our path. It is Haymarket Center’s goal to allow our clients to reimagine their future and find their way back to their own Blue Sky Dreams.

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The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. Haymarket Center has been serving the Chicago area since 1975. We pride ourselves on being large enough to ensure professionalism and reliability, yet small enough to provide personalized service. Hope for a better, more positive future starts here. To discover more about how we can serve your needs or the needs of a loved one, please visit our website or call us at 312-226-7984 today. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current events and tips.

 

Sources:

https://thekennedyforumillinois.org/peter-obrien-sr/

https://www.debconroy.com/

 

A New Season: September is Recovery Month

HR HayMarket - Monday, September 16, 2019

September is often seen as a month of change -- the beginning of a new season, back to school and routines, so it is only fitting that National Recovery Month is in September. After all, entering recovery is also like stepping into a new season in life.

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports Recovery Month, increasing awareness and perception of mental and substance use disorders, celebrating the people who recover. This National observance is held every September, teaching Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can allow those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, Recovery Month follows suit by celebrating the gains made by those in recovery. This tradition strengthens the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health. It also reinforces the fact that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

While there are millions that have been transformed through recovery, many choose to maintain anonymity or have been reluctant to tell their stories. Recovery Month provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate. Each September, thousands of prevention and recovery programs and facilities around the country, programs like Haymarket Center, celebrate Recovery Month. Recovery Month gives them the vehicle to speak about the gains made by those in recovery, sharing their success stories, inspiring their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. By sharing their stories, they increase awareness, furthering a greater understanding of the diseases of mental and substance use disorders.

The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. Haymarket Center has been serving the Chicago area since 1975. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide professionalism and reliability, yet small enough to provide personalized service. Hope for a better, more positive future starts here. To discover more about how we can serve your needs or the needs of a loved one, please visit our website or call us at 312-226-7984 today. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current events and tips.


Sources:

http://www.hcenter.org/

https://recoverymonth.gov/

https://www.naadac.org/national-recovery-month

Haymarket Center Fall Workshops

Gleb Sergeyev - Friday, August 16, 2019

 

Hot off of our 25th Annual Summer Institute, Haymarket Center is already looking forward to presenting our outstanding Fall Workshop series. Registration is now open for the fall workshop line-up. We’ve taken the time and thoughtful care--along with input from past attendees--to select topics focused on relevant challenges and issues. Most topics are client-focused, but we have designated an excellent workshop on September 28th to the personal care of providers. All fall workshops will be held at Haymarket Center, 923 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60607 from 9am-Noon with a free continental breakfast.

 

Workshop I - September 14, 2019

Topic: Childhood Trauma and the Embedding of Perception

Presented by: Ryan Breen, LCPC, CADC & MartinJon Garcia

 

Workshop II - September 28, 2019

Topic: Integrative Self-Care: Accessing the Mind, Body & Soul as a Path to Being an Effective Provider

Presented by: Charles Franke, LCSW

 

Workshop III - October 12, 2019

Topic: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills as Therapeutic Intervention

Presented by: Dale Roberson, MSW, CADC

 

Workshop IV -October 26, 2019

Topic: Review of Substance Use Disorders & Medication-Assisted Treatment

Presented by: Aleen Shah, MS, PA-C

 

Workshop V - November 9, 2019

Topic: Client Engagement Strategies in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Presented by: Jamelia Hand, MHS, CADC

 

Credit and Certification

Three (3.0) CEUs per workshop will be issued, certificates will be available at the end of each session. Each workshop is IDFPR approved for LCPC, LCSW, and Psychologists, Illinois Certification Board (ICB) approved for CADCs.

 

Workshop Registration & Pricing

Workshop pricing begins at $80.00 per workshop, however, we do offer discounts for attending multiple workshops to encourage providers to take advantage of our fall program. Registration is encouraged prior to the day of each workshop. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available.

 

You can find pricing for on-line registration on our website.

 

Payment Information

We accept check, money order, or credit card for payment. DO NOT SEND CASH. Make checks payable to “Haymarket Center.” Refunds must be requested a minimum of 24 hours before the start of each class. $10 administration fee applies per workshop.

 

Parking will be available in the community. For reasonable parking options, download free apps "Spot Hero" or "Park Chicago."

 

With more than 30 specialized programs supporting our mission of providing comprehensive substance abuse Treatment at Haymarket Center. Haymarket Center is here to help and guide you. For more information regarding the Haymarket Center Fall Workshops, contact Ken Cheverko via email, phone (312) 226.7984 ext. 456, or Ken Cheverko, Haymarket Center, 932 W Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607.

 

 

Our 25th Annual Summer Institute on Addictions

Gleb Sergeyev - Monday, July 01, 2019

 

Haymarket Center’s mission has always been to help people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. One way to realize our mission is through continuing education. Our Summer Institute offers a spectrum of topics for professionals looking to continue educating themselves, sharpening their skills. Here are some of the details on the Summer Institute:

 

25th ANNUAL SUMMER INSTITUTE ON ADDICTIONS

 

July 31 – August 2, 2019

 

Illinois Institute of Technology - Hermann Hall

3241 South Federal Street

Chicago, IL 60616

 

Exhibitors have the opportunity to gain great exposure. The exhibition space is located where guests will pass through to check in and to attend all group sessions in the adjacent auditorium. Click Exhibitor Packet to learn more about being an exhibitor.

 

With the Illinois Institute of Technology-Hermann Hall, we found a larger venue, expecting more than 400 participants. With 30 sessions, including keynotes and workshops, we’ll discuss topics such as the following:

 

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Evidenced-Based Practices
  • New Dangers of Synthetic Drugs and much more.

 

Here is a glimpse of our schedule:

 

Wednesday, 7/31 Schedule

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitors

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony / Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Keynote

10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Break

10:30 a.m. – Noon Breakout Session I

Noon – 1: 00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

1:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Keynote

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session II

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pick-up CEU’s

 

Thursday 8/1 – Friday 8/2 Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitors

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Keynote

10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Break

10:30 a.m. – Noon Breakout Session I

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

1:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Keynote

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session II

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pick-up CEU’s

 

For more information on our Summer Institute for Addictions or to register, visit our registration page. Maintaining the overall health, safety, and security of all clients at Haymarket is a top priority. If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem and is looking for a comprehensive behavioral health solution, call Haymarket Center at 312-226-7984, or visit our website.

 

Trauma-Informed Care for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders Recap

Gleb Sergeyev - Friday, April 26, 2019

Thank you to those who joined us on April 13, 2019, for one of our Haymarket Center spring workshops, “Trauma-Informed Care for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders.” This workshop examined the relationship between those events or situations that can activate trauma and how they impact substance use disorders.

 

Facilitated by Jim Scarpace, Executive Director at Gateway Foundation - Aurora and Joliet, IL, it was our hope that the workshop would inform attendees of both the types of trauma and their impacts on the psychological and physiological health of their clients. Jim also shared a dynamic assessment tool that provides a more detailed evaluation of a client’s “trauma experience” as well as understanding the stages of that trauma as it relates to substance use disorder.

 

Addressing trauma is of crucial importance at Haymarket Center. In 2018, 70% of our clients had lifetime histories of victimization, with nearly half having high levels of victimization. Haymarket Center has implemented trauma curricula throughout our programs, and on-site psychological services are available for all of our clients. A staff committee meets weekly to discuss ways to bring in more information and trainings about trauma and its impacts, and to continuously move services at Haymarket Center toward more trauma-informed care.

 

Haymarket Center will also continue to provide continuing education to the field on trauma-informed care. Haymarket’s 25th Annual Summer Institute on Addictions will include sessions on trauma-informed care, for example.

 

This year’s Summer Institute is scheduled for July 31 through August 2, 2019 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Hall 3241 S. Federal St. Chicago, IL 60616. More information will be available soon at:http://www.hcenter.org/education-professionals.

 

If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem and is looking for answers, please call Haymarket Center at 312-226-7984 or visit our website.

Haymarket Center Spring Workshops

Gleb Sergeyev - Monday, March 25, 2019

The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. Our emphasis on continuing education is one of the ways we assure our mission is seen through. Our Spring Workshops offer a variety of topics for professionals looking to continue their education and sharpen their skills.

 

Workshop II 3/2/19

Presented by: Cheri DeMoss, MA, LCPC, CAADC, MAC, NCADC II

Cheri DeMoss is founder & director of Empowering Options Counseling Innovations specializing in educational therapy.

 

Topic: Superman’s Lack of a Flight Plan

Most of us have experienced the unpredicted shame, blame and emotional upset in the game called life. But few of us have been taught the rules to the game! We don’t know how to spot the garden variety, everyday emotional assaults or effectively prevent ourselves from being Shamed. More About Superman's Lack of a Flight Plan

 

Workshop III 3/16//19

Presented by: Dr. Jinnie Christerna, Rh.D, LCSW, CHT

Dr. Jinnie Cristerna, the only practicing RoHun doctor in Chicago, is also a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois, a graduate of the University of Chicago, an Ordained Minister, Clinical Hypnotherapist, former sports psychology manager for USA Taekwondo, and media expert for local and national news outlets has been practicing for 27-years.

 

Topic: The Role Forgiveness Plays in Healing & Recovery

Letting go and moving on is easier said than done; especially in recovery. Regardless of what caused our pain, the process of truly letting go and moving on is complicated and only happens when we understand the real meaning of forgiveness. Read More about the Role Forgiveness Plays in Healing & Recovery

 

Workshop IV 3/30/19

Presented by: Bob Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP

For nearly forty years, Bob Carty has participated in the addictions treatment profession in various roles – counselor, supervisor, trainer, mentor, administrator, board member and educator. Bob has participated in our Continuing Education program, presenting at many of our workshops and Summer Institutes

 

Topic: Engaging & Motivating Clients

Clients coming into treatment are rarely ready to change. Counselors need to create a context for change, which includes building rapport and reducing denial. In this workshop, we examine the foundational skills of Motivational Interviewing. Read More About Engaging & Motivating Clients

 

Workshop V 4/13/19

Presented by: Jim Scarpace, MS, LCSW

Jim Scarpace is Executive Director at Gateway Foundation for both the Aurora and Joliet, Illinois locations.

 

Topic: Trauma-Informed Care for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

This training examines the relationship between trauma triggers and their impact on Substance Use Disorders. As a result of this training, the learner will develop an understanding of the types of trauma and their impact on both the psychological as well as the physiological health of a client. Read More About Trauma Informed Care for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

 

For more information on workshops and biographies of our presenters, please visit us at our Bio and Information Page. To go directly to registrations visit our registration page. Maintaining the overall health, safety, and security of all clients at Haymarket is a top priority. If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem and is looking for a comprehensive behavioral health solution, call Haymarket Center at 312-226-7984 or visit our website.

 

Our Spring Workshops

Gleb Sergeyev - Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. Our emphasis on continuing education is one of the ways we assure our mission is seen through. Our Spring Workshops offer a variety of topics for professionals looking to continue their education and sharpen their skills.

 

Workshop II 3/2/19

Presented by: Cheri DeMoss, MA, LCPC, CAADC, MAC, NCADC II

Cheri DeMoss is founder & director of Empowering Options Counseling Innovations specializing in educational therapy.

 

Topic: Superman’s Lack of a Flight Plan

Most of us have experienced the unpredicted shame, blame and emotional upset in the game called life. But few of us have been taught the rules to the game! We don’t know how to spot the garden variety, everyday emotional assaults or effectively prevent ourselves from being Shamed. More About Superman's Lack of a Flight Plan

 

Workshop III 3/16//19

Presented by: Dr. Jinnie Christerna, Rh.D, LCSW, CHT

Dr. Jinnie Cristerna, the only practicing RoHun doctor in Chicago, is also a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois, a graduate of the University of Chicago, an Ordained Minister, Clinical Hypnotherapist, former sports psychology manager for USA Taekwondo, and media expert for local and national news outlets has been practicing for 27-years.

 

Topic: The Role Forgiveness Plays in Healing & Recovery

Letting go and moving on is easier said than done; especially in recovery. Regardless of what caused our pain, the process of truly letting go and moving on is complicated and only happens when we understand the real meaning of forgiveness. Read More about the Role Forgiveness Plays in Healing & Recovery

 

Workshop IV 3/30/19

Presented by: Bob Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP

For nearly forty years, Bob Carty has participated in the addictions treatment profession in various roles – counselor, supervisor, trainer, mentor, administrator, board member and educator. Bob has participated in our Continuing Education program, presenting at many of our workshops and Summer Institutes

 

Topic: Engaging & Motivating Clients

Most clients coming into treatment are rarely ready to change. Counselors need to create a context for change, which includes building rapport and reducing denial. In this workshop, we examine the foundational skills of Motivational Interviewing. Read More About Engaging & Motivating Clients

 

Workshop V 4/13/19

Presented by: Jim Scarpace, MS, LCSW

Jim Scarpace is Executive Director at Gateway Foundation for both the Aurora and Joliet, Illinois locations.

 

Topic: Trauma Informed Care for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

This training examines the relationship between trauma triggers and their impact on Substance Use Disorders. As a result of this training, the learner will develop an understanding of the types of trauma and their impact on both the psychological as well as the physiological health of a client. Read More About Trauma Informed Care for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders


Maintaining the overall health, safety, and security of all clients at Haymarket is a top priority. If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem and is looking for a comprehensive behavioral health solution, call Haymarket Center at 312-226-7984 or visit our website.

 


Our Youth Prevention Team

Gleb Sergeyev - Monday, January 21, 2019

 

 

If you are a parent, sibling, or guardian of a middle schooler, it may be hard to believe that your pre-teen could be using drugs or drinking underage. The truth is, data from the last decade shows rates of middle school substance abuse and addiction in children as young as 11 or 12 years old have swelled across the US. In the last year, 11.7% of 8th graders have smoked marijuana.

 

Our children are using and experimenting with harder drugs, and the trend doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon. The transition to middle school calls for vigilance. Because we have always seen our daughters and sons as little children, this sudden need for vigilance is often confusing and jarring.

 

That’s where our Youth Prevention Team comes in. At Haymarket Center, our Youth Prevention Specialists have hit the ground running to deliver a communication campaign throughout the South Side neighborhoods of Chicago. Our prevention team, working alongside the Illinois Department of Human Services, is implementing a year-long substance abuse prevention campaign, targeting middle school students at Millison and Beasley elementary, located in the Grand Boulevard area.

 

The goal of the campaign is to prevent marijuana use among youth by changing their perceptions. We want to change the way these students see themselves and the potential consequences of marijuana use.

 

To kick-start the campaign, the Youth Prevention Specialists are hosting a Lunch and Learn at both schools to inform school faculty and parents of our efforts. Our goal is to engage the whole community throughout the campaign so that they can be supporters and advocates of the message.

 

Lunch and Learn:

Beasley Elementary on Wednesday, January 16th, from noon to 1 p.m.

Mollison Elementary on Thursday, January 17th from 4 to 5 p.m.

 

Today’s youth is constantly bombarded with many mixed messages. Our Youth Prevention Team is excited to take on this challenge, implementing a campaign we hope will resonate with our youth, promoting healthier and brighter futures.

 

To learn more about the Haymarket Prevention Team’s effort, please email Pat Sykes at PSykes@hcenter.org.

 

If you or a loved one are seeking support for treatment, talk to the experts at Haymarket Center.Call us today at (312) 226-7984.

 

By Lauren Bozarth

 

Sources:

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/teen-addiction/middle-school-drug-use/#gref

https://www.addictionisreal.org/blog/2017/8/17/talking-about-drugs-with-kids-in-middle-school-ages-11-14

 

 

Consider a New Career Path in 2019 as a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor

Gleb Sergeyev - Tuesday, January 08, 2019

As another Christmas holiday season concludes, you may still be composing your list of new year’s resolutions. What promises of change are you be making? Many choose to focus on their personal health and wellness from January 1st onward. Others even decide to put renewed energy into their personal finances and investments.

 

While these are all exceptional commitments to make, many people like you are saying goodbye to 2018 and their current jobs and saying hello to a new career path. If this sounds like you, why not consider a rewarding career by becoming a certified alcohol and other drug abuse Counselor?

 

The McDermott Learning Center Addiction Counselor Training Program at Haymarket Center will help you fulfill the educational requirements to become a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) and prepare you to take the certification test. The 225-hour program, accredited by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB), will run from March 19, 2019, through September 2019. This useful course includes 15 hours of Addiction Treatment Services for Women and/or their Families and 15 hours of Addiction Treatment Services for Adolescents and/or their Families. Upon passing the examination individuals can be registered with ICB and are ready to start 150 hours of supervised clinical practical experience required to complete the CADC program, which could take place at Haymarket Center.

 

Haymarket Center prides itself on providing exemplary services, and we are as invested in your health and the health of your loved ones as you are. The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. Haymarket Center has been serving the Chicago area since 1975. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide professionalism and reliability, yet small enough to provide personalized service. Hope for a better, more positive future certainly does start here. To discover more about how we can serve your needs or the needs of a loved one, please visit our website or call us at 312-226-7984 today. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current events and tips.


 

 

Medication-Assisted Recovery Homes Program Expansion

Gleb Sergeyev - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

 

 

A recovery center for addiction can help an addict get clean in a comfortable, supportive environment. Medication-assisted treatments are especially helpful in the early recovery stage to help ease symptoms of withdrawal, reduce cravings, and block the brain’s ability to experience the substance’s effect. In many cases, incorporating medication-assisted treatment may increase the odds for long-term recovery. The Haymarket Center has Recovery Homes that supports the ongoing recovery for individuals living with substance use disorders (SUD) who are active in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

 

Recently the Haymarket Center was awarded a Recovery Home expansion grant from the Illinois Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, through federal Opioid State Targeted Response funds. This award will increase the availability of housing options and recovery support services for Illinois Residents with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

 

Managing the transition from treatment to the community is an important component of the recovery process. The new Medication-Assisted Recovery Homes (MARCH) will provide men and women who are in early recovery from opioid use disorders (OUD) with an up-to-90-day stay in a safe, stable, structured housing environment. They will receive three daily meals, laundry and storage, recovery coaching, daily group session, as well as medication assistance and onsite nursing assistance.

 

The MARCH program will provide clients with the skills, education, and stability they need for independent living and long-term recovery from their addiction. The MARCH program includes group sessions with a recovery and self-help curriculum, health education groups to keep clients engaged and motivated in their recovery, and access to life and vocational skills trainings.

Haymarket Center’s MARCH program will afford clients a seamless transition from our existing residential and outpatient MAT programs for individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD).

 

Maintaining the overall health, safety, and security of all clients at Haymarket is a top priority. If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem and is looking for a comprehensive behavioral health solution, call Haymarket Center at 312-226-7984 or visit our website.


 

 


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