The Apathy Epidemic
In the words of Helen Keller, "Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found not remedy for the worst of them all--the apathy of human beings" (Brainy Quote, 2011). Apathy is defined by dictionary.com as:
- Absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
- Lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
Are you immune? We invite you to explore empathy, compassion & self-compassion in your life. Click the video to prepare for your journey!
Speaker Bio: Roseann Cervilli, MS, LCADC, CPS, CCS, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC)
Formerly an elementary school teacher, Roseann Cervilli has been involved in the field of addictions for approximately 34 years. She holds an LCADC, CPS and CCS in addition to a Masters in Special Education. Roseann has worked in both inpatient residential as well as outpatient treatment settings, with a special focus on the needs of families affected by alcohol and other substance use disorders.
Currently, Roseann works for the Perinatal Addictions Prevention Grant at Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC) offering training and education on a variety of addiction-related prevention and recovery topics. CJFHC offers training to schools, treatment providers, hospitals, social service agencies, Drug Courts, county coalitions, Municipal Alliances, conferences, etc., serving both consumers and professional staff.
For the past four years, Roseann has been teaching Mindful Self-Compassion concepts to both educational and clinical groups, as well as offering these concepts for staff trainings. She has also presented Compassion work to adolescents who suffer from so many stressors, and can be helped by Self-Compassion and Mindfulness practices. Her work at CJFHC is to offer presentations on a variety of topics in a myriad of settings to groups of all ages and backgrounds.