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Arlene L. Jackson, American family therapist. Named one of Outstanding Working Women of Year, Illinois Business and Professional Women; Bingham fellow, Beloit College, 1979.


Jackson, Arlene L. was born on July 16, 1943 in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John E. and LaVern R. (Hazzard) Jackson.


Associate of Arts, Rock Valley College, 1978. Bachelor in Clinical Psychology and England Literature summa cum laude, Beloit College, 1979. Postgrad, Illinois State University, 1981—1982.

Master of Science in Community Mental Health, Northern Illinois University, 1985. Postgrad, Northern Illinois University, since 1986.


Advisory coordinator Illinois Status Offender Service, Rockford, 1979—1980. Director Pathways, Inc., 1980—1981. Therapist Family Life Center, 1982—1986.

Rational interventions therapist, since 1986. Executive director Youth Services Network, Inc., Rockford, since 1982. Principal J & J Consultant, since 1986.

Consultant in field.


Chairman task forces Youth Services Network, Inc., since 1982. Member Peace and Justice Commission, Rockford, since 1982. Board directors Knights Community Complex, 1984—1987.

Member of National Association of Social Workers, National Organization of Women, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, National Association Women Business Owners, Rockford Network, Psi Chi, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Writing, poetry, dance, interior decorating, travel.


Children: Jan Arlene, James Paul.