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‘Tis the Season… for Giving Back!

November 23, 2022

There’s something in the air this time of year, in spite of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We gather with family and friends. We smile a little more,…

A Foster Home is Truly Where the Heart Is

November 23, 2022

Most of us look forward to the holidays, gathering together with family and loved ones, eating a bountiful meal, watching a football game, playing a board game, or just simply…

Allendale Celebrates 125 Years of Helping Kids in Crisis Find Hope and Healing

September 6, 2022

Written by: Joanne Levine, Lekas & Levine PR This year, Allendale Association—a Lake Villa not-for-profit that serves kids and families in crisis—celebrates its 125th anniversary. Over the decades, thousands of…

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“Hope for the Holidays” Event!

August 26, 2021

              Thank you to everyone who supported our Wine Tasting Event on Nov. 6th! If you missed it, don’t worry! You can still purchase…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

October 22, 2020

  As we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving developments in response to COVID-19, and following the guidance from local and state health officials, Allendale is prepared to navigate…

Help kids cope with changes brought on by pandemic

October 22, 2020

No school. No day care. No playdates with friends. The COVID-19 crisis has turned our children’s lives upside down, while stoking fear and sparking a range of reactions. Many parents…

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How You Can Handle Family Power Struggles

August 10, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – August 10, 2020 With summer in full swing and schools setting learning models for the…

Allendale Celebrates Pride Month

June 18, 2020

Supporting LGBTQI+ Youth in Their Identity Formation Article by: Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Allendale Director of Outpatient & Clinical Services Pride month can bring up many different reactions and questions about…

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How to Know When Kids Could Use a Therapist’s Help

June 8, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – June 8, 2020 It’s been a long couple of months. In many families, parents and…

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Helping Kids Handle Anger, Frustration With the Covid-19 Shutdown

May 23, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – May 23, 2020 As Illinois’ stay-at-home order persists and summer plans look different than usual,…

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Help Kids Cope with Covid-19 Changes

May 2, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – May 2, 2020 No school. No daycare. No playdates with friends. The COVID-19 crisis has…

How to know when kids could use a therapist’s help

March 11, 2020

It’s been a long couple of months. In many families, parents and kids have spent far more time together than before. Emotions are running high, patience is wearing thin —…