PRESENTATIONS

Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A

Safe To Learn

Institute Program: September 25, 2015

Old Quarry Middle School

7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Recognizing Self-Destructive Behaviors

Facilitator

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

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DUPAGE COUNTYWIDE COUNSELOR INSTITUTE DAY

FEBRUARY 27, 2015
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000
425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL

WHY THIS CHILD

PRESENTER: KIMBERLY GROLL, LCPC, CADC,CAMT

8:30-9:25 AM Session A
Do you know what coping mechanisms your child uses? How does your child deal with stress or feelings of anxiety?
Why is this so important to be aware of?
It is important to understand the coping mechanisms your child is using when dealing with their everyday life situations. If a parent is seeing any patterns of faulty thinking it is important to address these concerns early on.

Anger: Learn the Warning Signs

PRESENTER: KIMBERLY GROLL, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

9:30-10:25 AM  Session B

ARE YOU SEEING SIGNS OF ANGER IN YOUR CHILD?

What I would like for parents to know is the longer you ignore signs or symptoms with anger the worse it can be for the child and those surrounded by the child. If you are noticing abnormal behavior stemming from anger, it needs to be addressed. I have treated many situations that could have been avoided if only the adolescent had early treatment to learn the necessary coping skills to move forward in a positive manner.

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18TH ANNUAL

PARENT UNIVERSITY

JANUARY 31, 2015          9:00-10:30 AM

FEATURED SPEAKER:

KIMBERLY GROLL, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

This presentation will help you to identify the cognitive distortions (faulty thinking patterns) with providing valuable information into the initial stages of behavior, and to put a focus on addressing issues early on.  The faulty thinking may be developing early on and parents will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms in their children. You will learn ways to avoid negative outcomes and how to build balance in the family unit. A focus is put on an individual’s self-esteem while bringing attention to the coping mechanisms and defense mechanisms your child may be using.  The information provided will allow you to have a better understanding on how your child may be responding and dealing with their outside realities.

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Straight Talk About Drugs

January 27, 2015       6:30 PM

Batavia Fine Arts Centre 1201 Main Street Batavia

Presenter: Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

Kimberly will be speaking to parents on what to do if they suspect their
child is using drugs or alcohol. She will address risky behaviors and
what parents need to look for in their child. Kimberly will be putting a
focus on prevention methods and how parents will be able to recognize
signs and symptoms of self-destructive behaviors which may lead to
substance use, anger, self-harm, or even suicide.

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Why My Child

November 12, 2014          6:30-8:30 PM
95th Street Naperville Public Library
Presenter: Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT
This informative presentation will put a focus on self-destructive behaviors.  Parents will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of coping mechanisms, defense mechanisms, low self-esteem, and cognitive distortions (automatic faulty thinking) which may lead to self-destructive behaviors of substance abuse, anger, self-harm, acting out behavior, and even suicide.  Learn how to recognize and stop self-destructive behavior before it starts.

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Bullying Awareness Workshop

August 14, 2014         5:30-7:30 pm

Panel Discussion on Treating Others As You Want To Be Treated

NAPW August is “Don’t Be A Bully” Month

Panelist Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT along with four other women will be a part of tonights presentation

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Heroin Awareness and Overdose Prevention Seminar

Monday June 2, 2014        9:00 am to 2:00 pm

College of DuPage

SRC 2000             4 CEU’s

Guest Speakers

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT Owner & President of Achieving Solutions Counseling, Inc.

State Representative Sandy Pihos, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen, Vice President Tom Stamas of Serenity House.

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Stress Awareness & Physical Fitness Panel

April 30, 2014       6:00-8:30 PM

Join our panel of experts to learn about Stress Awareness and how it relates to the Body, Mind, and Soul.

Panelist Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT along with six other women will be available to discuss and answer your questions on STRESS and how it affects your daily life.

 

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Community Leadership Forum on Heroin Prevention

Congressman Randy Hultgren 14th District of Illinois

March 7, 2014     1:00-3:30 PM

Kane County Government Center

Geneva, Illinois

Experts participating in round table discussion forum

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

Achieving Solutions Counseling Inc.

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DuPage Counselor Countywide Institute Day
for Middle School and High School Counselors

Anger: Learn the Warning Signs

9:30-10:25a.m. BIC 2506 Session B  

 10:35-11:30a.m. BIC 2506 Session C

Presented By:

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

President and Owner of Achieving Solutions Counseling, Inc.

College of DuPage    February 28, 2014

Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL

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LEWIS UNIVERSITY

Experiences of Women in Crisis

Recognizing Anger in Women and Teens

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

Human Trafficking and the Sex Trade

February 24, 2014

5:00-7:30 PM

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Presence Behavioral Health

LEARNING ABOUT ANGER

Presented By:

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

February 20, 2014

6:00 PM
2001 Butterfield Road, Suite 320
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Jeanine Nicarico Children’s Advocacy Center

Presenters Special Guest Authors: 

Each author will speak about their book along with sharing their personal stories

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT – Dear Counselor…  

Judy ferraro – If I catch you I will kill you    

Michael Hoffman – Acts of Recovery

422 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, Illinois

10:00-12:00 pm February 5, 2014 

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17th Annual

PARENT UNIVERSITY   

Saturday, February 1, 2014 

9:35-10:40 A.M.

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

1D. What You Need To Know About Drugs In The Suburbs

You have a 50% chance at keeping your kids safe and away from drugs by educating yourself and talking to your child frequently. Learn how to do this in a safe and effective way. This workshop will cover facts about drugs and heroin along with new drugs surfacing in the suburbs. You will learn about potential signs and symptoms and prevention methods that every parent needs to be aware of. 

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Prevent Child Abuse Illinois 2013 Conference

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT (MAIN SPEAKER)

Wyndham Lisle Hotel 

Thursday October 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM & 3:45 PM

(B3/C3)    Kimberly Groll is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug/ Addictions Counselor, and Certified in Anger Management.  She is a columnist for the Sun Times Media Newspaper where she writes a monthly column titled Dear Counselor.  She is a member of the DuPage Child Abuse Prevention Coalition and speaks publicly on a variety of topics.  Kimberly has a private practice Achieving Solutions Counseling located in Naperville and is committed to providing individualized and professional services for substance abuse, anger management, and a variety of mental health issues.

Kimberly is presenting at two of our workshops (B3/C3) in the main ballroom.  She will be presenting on Drugs in the Suburbs along with information every parent needs to know.

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State Rep. TOM CROSS & State Rep. KAY HATCHER invite you to…Danger in Our Backyard

Oswego High School
April 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT (Speaker)

Reps. Tom Cross (R-Oswego), Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville), law enforcement, school officials and concerned parents are hosting a “Danger in Our Backyard” free forum to discuss the risks of substance abuse among teens and local adults.

Speakers include Kimberly Groll of Achieving Solutions Counseling, Inc., John Roberts Co-Founder of Hero (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization), Becky Rudolph of Kendall County Health Dept., Rob Bender of Tri-County Counseling, and Lindsey Vass of Rosecrance.

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IAODAPCA SPRING CONFERENCE

MARCH 29, 2012

WESTIN CHICAGO NORTHWEST

ITASCA, ILLINOIS

“ENHANCING YOUR SKILLS AS A THERAPIST”

BY

KIMBERLY GROLL, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

Participants will learn how to avoid mistakes such as not recognizing one’s limitations, performing incomplete assessments, injuring the client relationship, setting improper boundaries, terminating inappropriately, therapist burnout and more.  Participants will also learn ways to determine whether or not they are addressing major factors that affect positive therapeutic outcome.  Becoming more aware of goal clarity and collaboration in treatment and identifying core client beliefs as an integral part of the therapeutic process will be discussed.

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WHEATLAND SALEM CHURCH
1852 W. 95TH STREET NAPERVILLE, IL 

MARCH 12, 2012
7:00 PM

“HEROIN: STEMMING THE TIDE” 

Kimberly Groll, LCPC, CADC, CAMT

Kimberly Groll president and owner of Achieving Solutions Counseling, Inc. is a panelist at the forum at Wheatland Salem Church titled “Heroin: Stemming the Tide.”  The program is a follow-up to a February session that drew more than 500 people.

Monday’s forum will give parents a chance to ask questions of a panel which also includes Jim Scarpace, substance abuse program manager with the Gateway Foundation in Aurora; Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow; and Amy and Paul Miller, whose 18-year-old daughter, Megan, died of a heroin overdose.

Heroin arrests also have been increasing in Naperville, with 47 last year; double the number in 2009, according to police. Among Naperville teenagers, there was a 78 percent increase in felony drug arrests in 2011 over the previous year and a 450 percent increase in heroin arrests during that time.

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 THE RISING TIDE OF HEROIN 

Presented By:

Kimberly Groll a Certified Alcohol/Drug Addictions Counselor

Detective Shaun Ferguson & Detective Mike Umbenhower 
February 13, 2012 at 7pm
95th Street Library 3015 Cedar Glade Dr., Naperville 

“The Rising Tide of Heroin Abuse in Naperville: Keeping Kids Safe, Keeping Everyone Informed. Speakers will detail the extent of heroin’s presence in Naperville, describe the signs and symptoms of drug addiction, and provide tips on how to seek help, offer treatment options and explain what parents can do. Speakers include Naperville Police Detectives and drug and alcohol addiction specialist Kimberly Groll president and owner of Achieving Solutions Counseling, Inc.

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