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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-12-09

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Caring. Helping. Mental Illness.


Kadima...caring, helping adults and children with mental illness to move forward in their lives.

• Did you know that suicide is the
third leading cause of death for
youth aged 15 to 24 years and the
sixth leading cause of death for 5 to
14 years old?
• Did you know that mental illness
touches one in every five families?
• Did you know that depressive
disorders often co-occur with anxiety
disorders and substance abuse?

Jamie Gildenberg,
West Bloomfield
High School senior,
gifts Kadima...

Kadima received a very special
donation of $250 from Jamie
Gildenberg, a West Bloomfield
High School senior.


From our Kadima home to your home, we hope you enjoyed a Happy Chanukah!
(Picture created by a Kadima adult client.)


From young children to our senior population, Kadima
has programs and services that are tailored to meet the
needs of youth diagnosed with emotional and behavioral
disorders and adults diagnosed with serious and chronic
mental illness. Today, Kadima serves more than 250
children and adults in a warm, caring and client-centered
environment with professional staff dedicated to help our
clients move forward in their lives.

Our Child and Adolescent Program offers mental
health services to children, 3 — 18 years, and their family
members. In a child-friendly and age-appropriate milieu,
children receive individual, group and family treatment
along with additional services that might include a parent
support group, respite services, social and recreational
activities, advocacy, education or crisis intervention. For

Kadima Receives
Substance Abuse License

Kadima received a substance abuse license

from the Department of Community Mental

information on the Child and Adolescent Program, please
contact Gail Kaye, PhD., Supervisor.

Kadima's Adult Program has been in existence for
the past twenty-six years. This well-established program
includes residential options and out-patient services for
adults 18 to 64 years. An extension of Kadima's Adult
Program is Kadima Plus*, a program that offers seniors
who are diagnosed with severe and chronic mental
illness and who are 65+ years, in-home supports and case
management services. For information on Kadima's Adult
Program, please contact Nancy Stein, LMSW, Clinical

If you or someone you know needs Kadima's services,
please visit our website, www.kadimacenter.org ,
or call Kadima at 248.559.8235.


The "Kadima Plus" program was established in 1993 in
collaboration with Jewish Family Service and Jewish Senior
Life. This program was in response to the many seniors in our
community who were disconnected and not receiving critical
mental health services. Kadima Plus ensures that seniors,
diagnosed with severe and chronic mental illness, remain in their
homesand connected to supports and loved ones with in-home
and case management services and counseling.

"One day after school I decided
I wanted to raise money for a
charity as a way of giving back to
my community. I made beautiful
beaded key chains and sold
them to my friends and family.
After raising $250, I researched
possible charities where I would
want to donate my money.
When I read about Kadima,
I was extremely impressed
with the Child and Adolescent
Program that helps children
with emotional and behavioral
disorders. Working with children,
whether I am babysitting or
volunteering, is a major part of
my life which is why I felt the
Child and Adolescent Program,
through Kadima, was the perfect
organization to support with the
money I raised from making key
chains. I feel it is so important
to educate people about Kadima
and the wonderful work they
do to help make a difference
within our community."

Health, Substance Abuse Licensing Section to

facilitate our work with adults who have a dual

diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse.

This dual recovery program is focused on the

client's need to manage the effects of mental

illness and the desire to stop using substances.

For information on our adult substance abuse

group, please contact Lisa Kaufman, master's

level therapist, at 248.559.8235, extension 104

or lisak@kadimacenter.org .


Gene came to Kadima in 2001, a shattered man. He
was assigned a Kadima case coordinator who visits him a
minimum of once a week to monitor his well-being, take him
shopping, help him with his finances and bill paying, set up his
medical appointments and make sure he takes his psychotropic
medications. The case coordinator ensures psychiatric
management of Gene's medications and is available to attend
his appointments with his psychiatrist. Gene also has a Kadima
social worker that he sees regularly for individual therapy

Gene is but one client in our Kadima Plus program. His
success is Kadima's success and his well-orchestrated and
balanced life reinforces Kadima's commitment to help individuals
with serious and chronic mental illness be independent, connected

Kadima offers a monthly support group for parents and family members
of children with behavioral and emotional issues. The group meets the
fourth Tuesday of every month and there is no fee for this service.

www.kadiinacenter.org .

4 December 9 • 2010


For information, please contact Lisa Kaufman,
248.559.8235, extension 104 or

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