North High Families are invited to attend a presentation by Adam Russo of Edgewood Clinical Services on Fostering Resilience in Students and Supporting Post-Secondary Success. The presentation will be held in the Downers Grove North Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27th. This presentation is tailored to meet the needs of any family preparing an adolescent for the world after high school.
Adam Russo is the Chairman & CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services. Adam earned his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and his Master of Social Work from Smith College. Adam formerly served as an administrator at a local behavioral health facility and subsequently founded Edgewood Clinical Services in 2004.
Over the past several years, Adam has spoken hundreds of times to many organizations (including the school districts of Naperville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Lisle, Wheaton, IL) and the Illinois Association of School Workers about how to best motivate, discipline, and challenge young people so they may thrive in their adult life. He was a speaker at TEDx Naperville on The Importance of Failure, and wrote a book called Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child into a Successful Adult that is available on iBooks and Amazon.
During Adam’s 15+ years of post-Masters experience, he has provided clinical services to all populations in the inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. He is skilled at connecting with young people in individual sessions, encouraging them to take an active role in their own treatment. Adam has worked with youth facing many difficulties, including mood instability, acting out behaviors, adjustment disorders, family conflict, symptoms of post-traumatic stress, legal issues and social withdrawal. Adam has extensive training and knowledge in the area of family therapy, and he uses this mode of treatment to benefit not only the child but the extended family as well.
In March, Adam will be speaking to our student body on the importance of embracing failure as an opportunity for growth and fostering self-compassion.
Hope to see you February 27th!