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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.


 

 

Our Care Coordination Model

Gleb Sergeyev - Friday, November 16, 2018

Haymarket Center aids people recovering from substance use disorders by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions, arranged by our care coordinators. Our care coordinators use evidence-based practices to engage individuals in their own care, linking them to the most appropriate services.

Our care coordination model is built on a decade of experience in ensuring individuals with substance use disorders, mental health diagnoses, and primary medical conditions have all their conditions addressed concurrently.

Our coordinators identify clients who need to have care coordination through a number of sources including:

  • Internal referrals
  • Collaborations with medical providers
  • HIV testing agencies
  • Providers of services to the homeless
  • Other substance use and mental health treatment agencies
  • outreach through peers

Once a client has been referred to care coordination services, the client will

  • Engage in a counseling-based intervention to explore barriers to care.
  • Identify options for medical care and formulate a plan to overcome these barriers and engage in medical care.

Clients will also be provided with referrals to other necessary services such as legal services, public benefits, dental care, and many other services that address the social determinants of health.

Our care coordinators use evidence-based Motivational Interviewing to build a trusting relationship with the client during the first encounter--which may even be before the individual enrolls in any service.

  • Intoxicated individuals may be transported from the ED (or another entry point) to a withdrawal management/detoxification program at Haymarket or elsewhere, where the worker maintaining contact with the client, keeping them engaged in services.
  • Once the individual is stabilized, the care coordinator will explain services available and engage the client with an on-site health navigator, helping them to address barriers to care, linking them to a medical provider either on-site or another provider of the client’s choice.

Haymarket’s linkage to care protocol (LTC)

Care coordinators are trained on our linkage to care protocol (LTC) based on a CDC’s evidence-based intervention. The LTC protocol uses a strength-based approach to link clients to care and provides adherence and retention counseling. All services will be documented in the client’s confidential electronic health record.

Care coordinators follow up with clients, ensuring they attended their first medical appointment, documenting attendance using an Engagement and Retention Form.

Key features of Haymarket’s Care Coordination model align with HRSA guidelines. These include:

1) Coordinating project planning and outreach with providers to avoid duplication of services.

2) Establishing relationships with hospital emergency rooms, other primary care providers, substance use treatment programs at Haymarket, and other behavioral healthcare providers.

3) Ensuring culturally competent care coordinators deliver an access to care message in a way that reaches diverse populations.

4) Tracking the number of out-of-care individuals engaged through outreach and the number who attended their first medical appointment.

5) Maintaining Contact.

6) Engagement and Retention in Care Activities.

Haymarket has established more than 50 linkage agreements with a wide range of medical and support service providers. With our care coordinators assessing a client’s need, keeping them engaged in services, and maintaining ongoing contact with them, we provide fundamental steps in substance abuse recovery.

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.

 

Our Partnerships and Enhanced Medical Staff

Gleb Sergeyev - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 

The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions. Giving people this type of access to health care provides them with the tools to become rehabilitated, later integrating back into society.

As a company formed for success, Haymarket has not only continued growing but is now forming partnerships with other institutions and organizations. Teaming up with Chicago Community Trust and Chicago Department of Health, we are now able to give more people access to health care.

By partnering with Chicago Community Trust, we now have a funding source for two nurse practitioners. We cannot state enough our appreciation for this partnering opportunity. Being able to bring two nurse practitioners onto our staff is a huge inroad into continuing with our medically assisted training of patients and providing behavioral health solutions. Nurse Practitioners are sometimes called the bridge that connects RNs and MDs: they have two-years more education than registered nurses, but have less training than doctors. We see their implementation as a leap of progress into working with our patients.

After rehabilitation, our patients still need to reintegrate into society. That is where our affiliation with Chicago Department of Health comes in. Through partnering with them, our newly hired physician assistant has been hired to work in the outpatient MAT program.

This is important as the outpatient time period is a vulnerable time in our patient’s life. A certified professional is needed to navigate the many challenges that newly rehabilitated patients face.

Reviewing our mission statements, we realized we have accomplished some goals:


  • Define the actions that will help us achieve those goals, we connected with these two community resources, providing two nurse practitioners and a physician assistant.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement within individual clinical, areas and across the entire organization. We reached out to Chicago Community of Trust and Chicago Department of Health.
  • Create a culture of collaboration, mentorship, continuous quality improvement, and strong outcomes. Our inpatients and outpatient programs continue to thrive, particularly with the addition of new staff.
  • Attract and retain employees whose values are most aligned with our culture. After interviewing these professionals and seeing how they interact with our patients, we realized we have picked some of the most specialized, high-caliber professionals available, positioned with our standards.

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.

 

Family-Based Treatment

Gleb Sergeyev - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Haymarket Center is a place for people of all walks of life to come and feel accepted, supported, and rehabilitated. That’s why when you walk through our hallways, you shouldn’t be surprised when you see some welcoming rooms filled with bright colors and educational toys. 

One of the most common sights you’ll see at Haymarket Center is women and their children together, along with child development specialists, working side by side. That’s because for many women, recovery includes becoming better parents for their children. Haymarket Center wants to support these women in every way we can, which is why we believe in providing parenting training and child development programming right on sight. Not only does this type of program include side by side training, but we also have an on-site daycare program that cares for children and infants each day so their mothers can attend their treatment sessions.

Most of these children live with their mothers in one of Haymarket Center’s treatment or recovery home residences. Since the 1990’s, Haymarket Center has invited children under the age of five to stay with their mothers while they receive treatment. Not only is it great for the women to have their children nearby, but their kids also keep them motivated to continue their treatment and recovery.

Haymarket staff also help make sure pregnant women get the prenatal care they need. They receive this care while in treatment, and when the time comes to deliver their baby, they do so at a nearby collaborating hospital. After delivery, both the mother and baby are welcome back to Haymarket Center, where they stay at the main treatment facility or in one of its recovery homes. Over 1,800 babies have been born free of drugs due to this program and collaboration with area hospitals. Children are screened for health and any possible developmental concerns, and linked to services if needed.


Haymarket Center also provides services to fathers and helps them develop the skills that they’ll need to be a responsible adult and father-figure. Many of these fathers have lost confidence when it comes to establishing relationships with their kids because of re-occurring drug or mental health problems, and that’s why Haymarket Center strives to give them that confidence back.

If you feel you could benefit from the services Haymarket Center provides, please visit our website, or visit any one of our four locations in the Chicago area.

 

Recovery Coaching: Support Along the Way

Gleb Sergeyev - Friday, July 13, 2018

After seeing the turbulent effects of substance use disorders, we often feel a huge sense of relief when our loved one is finished with treatment. Yet finding a path back to normal life for them can be challenging. Patients often find they need day-to-day support in navigating the real world and avoiding those situations that took them to a substance abuse life in the first place that could activate a relapse. This is where Recovery Coaching comes in.

 

Recovery Coaching is a form of strength-based support for people with substance use disorders. Recovery Coaches focus on the present, helping clients make decisions about what to do with their life and find ways to stay in recovery and reduce the harm associated with addictive behaviors.

 

At Haymarket Center, our Recovery Coaching model is an evidence-based, manual-driven, community-based recovery management program for people who have entered substance use disorders treatment. Our Recovery Coaches help people in treatment gain the resources and skills needed to sustain recovery over time. We work with the Manual for Recovery Coaching and Personal Recovery Plan Development.

 

Following the Manual, a Recovery Coach meets with clients individually at least once a week for six months, bridging the transition from treatment into the community, meeting at least once a month for an additional six months, providing up to a year of support.

 

Working with the patient, they both develop a written recovery plan, outlining steps and strategies for building recovery capital. That list shows separate steps to fulfill certain goals, developing weekly management plans, ensuring each step is completed.

 

Haymarket Center was awarded funds from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a program (Project T.E.A.M.) serving primarily African-American men with a substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder. These patients were most at-risk for or were living with HIV/AIDS. The program ensured these individuals were given access to and received appropriate behavioral health services.

 

The program successfully stabilized substance use, mental health and medical conditions of program participants. Project T.E.A.M. was also successful in sustaining participants’ recovery through Recovery Coaching.

 

Independent reviews of this project, and another, similar project, showed significantly positive outcomes. The outcomes included significant declines in substance use and mental health symptoms, high-risk behaviors for HIV, and crime, showing significant increases in recovery supports and overall health.

 

If you are seeking support after treatment, talk to the experts at Haymarket Center. Call us today at 312-226-7984.

 

 


Sources:

Haymarket Brief Description of Recovery Coaching.pdf

Exec Summary from Haymarket TCE-HIV-Men-Final-Report

 


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