Rosary High School to host March 28 program on adolescent mental health

  • Dr. Patricia Francis

    Dr. Patricia Francis

Updated 3/23/2022 6:11 PM

On Monday, March 28, Rosary High School in Aurora is hosting a presentation for area parents titled "Your Child's Mental Health is Important" at 6:30 p.m. To reserve your spot, visit

This presentation will focus on transitioning to a post-pandemic world, and how parents can help their adolescents become strong, responsible, and mature young adults.


The presenter is Dr. Patricia Francis, O.P., a licensed clinical psychologist and director of counseling services for the Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center. Sister Pat is also a Springfield Dominican Sister, the order that sponsors Rosary High School.

Sr. Pat Francis holds a PsyD from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago; an M.A. from Sangamon State University (HD Counseling with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy); an M.A. from Creighton University in Christian Spirituality with practicums in spiritual direction and retreat work; and a B.A. from Quincy University in Elementary Education with a minor in English.

Earlier in the day, Sister Pat Francis will address the Rosary students in an assembly.

Rosary is located at 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora. For additional information, call the school at (630) 896-0831.

Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school for young women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Rosary creates a sisterhood of truth, faith and strength. For more information about Rosary High School, please visit

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