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Arlene Frances Handler, American nurse. Registered Nurse Illinois; certified school nurse Illinois, marital and family therapist Family Institute Chicago, 1990. Member of American Psychological Association, National Association Education Young Children, American Association Marital & Family Therapy, Illinois Association School Nurses, Michael Reese Nurses' Alumnae Association.


Handler, Arlene Frances was born on March 25, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Hyman and Sophie (Twersky) Fridkin.


Graduate, Michael Reese Hospital School Nursing, Chicago, 1963. Bachelor in Applied Behavioral Science, National College Education, 1981. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Without Walls, Cincinnati.

Master of Education, National College Education, 1988.


Staff nurse Michael Reese Psychiatric Hospital, Chicago, 1963—1965. Volunteer nurse United States Air Force Hospital, Rantoul, 1965—1967. Staff nurse Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, Chicago, 1971.

Substitute school nurse School District 27, Northbrook, 1978—1987, Stevenson High School, Prairie View, 1982—1987, Hawthorne School, Vernon Hills, 1981—1987. School nurse, team leader Early Childhood Development Enrichment Center, Arlington Heights, 1985—1989, since 1992. Private practice, family and marital therapist, since 1988.

Program coordinator Family Involvement, Nurturing, Development-Parent Training Project, Hoffman Estates, 1990—1992. Federal training project EVENSTART. Consultant Project Youth Serve School District 21, Wheeling, Illinois.

Community services liason North Suburban Special Education District, Highland Park. Chairman health and safety School District 27 Parent-Teachers Association, Northbrook, 1974—1978. Co-chairperson screening committee Northbrook Caucus, 1976—1978.

Member, chairperson operation smoke detector Northbrook Safety Commission, 1977—1978. President School District 27 Council PTAs, Northbrook, 1978—1980. Vice president-school Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, 1981—1983.

Vice chairman, chairman by-laws Northbrook Plan Commission, 1982—1987, since 1993. Co-honoree, Israel Bonds, 1983.


Member, chairperson operation smoke detector Northbrook Safety Commission, 1977-1978. Member APA, Michael Reese Nurses' Alumnae Association, Illinois Association School Nurses, American Association Marital & Family Therapy, National Association Education Young Children.


Married Raymond Morton Handler, December 7, 1962. Children: Jonathan Alan, David Aaron, Deborah Lynn.