The Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues

February Coalition Monthly Meeting

Announced on January 16, 2018 7:08 pm
February 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stepping Stones Conference Center
1621 Theodore St
Joliet, IL 60435
Gloria Bloodsaw

Presenter: Debralee Townsend

Topic: Anger: A Natural Human Emotion


1.        Intermittent Explosive Disorder

2.        Age Appropriate Anger Management

3.       Anger Management Exercises

Speaker Bio:

From 2000 to date, Debralee Townsend is a self employed Anger Management Consultant and Presenter. Her clients include Will County Court and Probation, The Department of Children and Family Services and Community referrals  beginning at pre-school to seniors. Debralee is a 1971 Graduate-St Francis Academy Joliet Il.1974 Graduate- – Associates Degree Massey Business College-Atlanta Ga. She has numerous certifications including :Anger Management-Domestic Violence-Care-Giver and many more. From 2016 to the present she has created an App called “ZIP CODE” an initiative  for  Positive Youth Activity. From 2014 to the present she is the founder and director of  “Hygiene Bank” an initiative  to increase School Attendance and Performance. From 1992 to 2012 she was the director  of  Building Esteem Support Team affectionately embrace by the community as B.E.S.T.  Building Esteem Support Team’s mission was to position youth  to create  committees of  Positive Youth Activities. B.E.S.T. was a featured Presenter for the Department of Children and Family Services Annual Youth Summit in Springfield Illinois for many years. Debralee is the Author of “Clean Your Room”  available on Amazon and the Co Author of “101 Anger Management Exercises” and “The Best Purpose-Driven Anger Management Workbook Ever”.  From 2006- 2012  Debralee Directed  the A.T.M. Program Advocacy Tutoring Mentoring after school program funded by The Department of Children and Family Services .

A few of Debralee’s Awards and Accolades include:

2010 – “Community Service Award” – St. Mark’s Church.

2007 & 1998 – “Midwest Christian Women’s Award”

2005 – “Women of Strength Award” – Trailways, Girl Scout Council

2004 – “STARS – Helping Adopted Children Award”

2002 – “Harrah’s Casino Community Service Award”

1995 & 1996 – “Founders Day Award” – Joliet Alliance for Youth