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2018 Grant Recipients


Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grantee


Dr. Heidi A. Larson (Mattoon, IL)
Bionic “Believe It Or Not I Care” Mentoring Program

Merlin W. Schultz Professional Development Grantees

Andrea Maren Whipple, LCPC (Carbondale, IL)
Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training

Angela Barker, LCPC (Macomb, IL)
LGBT Workshop with Dr. Toni Tollerud 

Spero Family Services (Mt. Vernon, IL)

Illinois Association for Educating At-Risk Youth (ICEARY) Conference

Emily Sinclair, LCPC (Petersburg, IL)

NAHA Level 1 Training and Certification (National Association for Holistic


Catholic Charities (Chicago, IL)
Youth Summer Institute Training


Kimberly K. Asner, Ed.D., NCC, LCPC (Carbondale, IL)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) Training


Human Services Collaborative (Tremont, IL)
Human Services Collaborative


Lesa McMahon-Lowe, Graduate Student (Decatur, IL)  

Gottman Method Training


Jenny Franz, LCPC (Lombard, IL)
Mindful Teachers Certification Program


Ellie Sivill, MSEd, NCC, LCPC (Macomb, IL)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) Training



Robert J. Nejedlo Social Emphasis Grantees

Bright Star Equestrian Centre (Petersburg, IL) 

Bright Star Equestrian Centre for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL).


Youth Service Bureau (Rock Island, IL) 

Peer Justice Program for effective counseling, prevention, and leadership.


Governors State University (University Park, IL)

Bounce Back Program to address the emotional and behavior risk factors

of elementary aged children.

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