From: Theodora Binion, Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Illinois ROSC Council Hosting Their First Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) 101 Educational Session

In September 2012, the Illinois Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Council was developed with the intent of recruiting members who are leaders in their field and communities. These leaders have worked toward creating a shared vision for Illinois Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.

Currently, the Illinois Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Council (Council) consists of two levels of members with eighteen (18) active members. The Executive Committee has six (6) members, and the Sub-Committees have twelve (12) members. The Council includes representatives from the business community, treatment consumers, faith-based community, recovery community, professionals from the behavioral health agencies and other Illinois state agencies. Patricia Kates-Collins, Deputy Director of Program Services for the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and Dr. Randi Tolliver, Director of the Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence at Heartland Health Outreach, Inc., co-chair the Council. The ROSC Council members collaborated to develop the Council mission, vision, and purpose as presented below:

Mission: Build and promote an integrated system of care for recovery that addresses resources, education, employment and advocacy with individuals and their families and creates a recovery environment in every community.

Vision: A Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Council that advocates for the expansion of recovery support services and the improvement of the availability and accessibility of recovery support services throughout Illinois.

Purpose: The ROSC Council develops guides and monitors the development of an integrated system of recovery to improve availability and accessibility of recovery support services throughout Illinois.

On August 12, 2014, the Illinois ROSC Council will be hosting their first Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) 101 educational session at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601, in the auditorium from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The purpose of this training session will be to raise and expand awareness

about ROSC functions within the substance abuse and co-occurring communities. The training session will explore the rationale for the shift to Recovery Orientated Systems of Care along with discussions on how recovery support services will provide support to long-term recovery in addition to recovery support services will enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families. We will discuss the guiding principles as they relate to Council recommendations for Illinois. These principles are intended to give general direction to the treatment and recovery fields as they move toward the transformation to recovery-oriented systems of care.

The presenters will include Theodora Binion, Director of Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and Acting Director of Division of Mental Health; Dr. Randi Tolliver, Director of Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence and Chairperson for Illinois ROSC Council; and Dora Dantzler-Wright, Illinois Association of Extended Care (IAEC), ROSC Council member and Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC).

Please email Patricia Kates-Collins, Deputy Director of Program Services before August 11, 2014 stating the number of staff that will be attending the Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC) 101 educational session at Patricia.Kates-Collins@illinois.gov. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available.