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The Partnership for Resilience works to improve academic, health, and social outcomes for children by fostering trauma-responsive schools and effective family, school, health, and community partnerships.

Part One: An Introduction – Southland Education
and Health Initiative
Part one in a new series highlighting the emerging
work of the Southland Initiative, which focuses on
the damaging effects of adverse childhood
experiences (ACEs). It wasn’t until a backyard
barbecue that siblings Audrey and David Soglin
realized they had been grappling with the same
problem independently for years. Their
collaboration would form a unique connection
between healthcare and education, and the
initiative has grown to include several key partners
from across the state. At the center of the initiative
are three areas of focus: primary care,
psychological & emotional health and parent
support & education.

Part Two: A Journey Towards Trauma-Informed
Learn how the Partnership for Resilience, originally
known as the “Southland Education and Health
Initiative,” is working with teachers, administrators,
and health care professionals to meet the needs of
students impacted by adverse childhood
experiences (ACEs). This second installment of a
series shows how dedicated and caring educators
in Calumet Park School District 132 boosted parent
engagement, expanded dental care for students,
and moved toward becoming “trauma-informed.”
In schools where 90% of students are low-income,
out of school suspensions were reduced
significantly, expulsions eliminated, and strong
connections forged between teachers,
administrators, union leaders, and students.

Getting to All Means All: Helping Students in
Poverty Succeed in School
As currently constituted, schools alone aren’t
capable of doing the job society has asked them to
do. Academic achievement remains highly
correlated with socio-economic income, despite
decades of education reform. Paul Reville, founder
of the Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard
Graduate School of Education, discussed these
challenges and strategies for reform during the
Partnership for Resilience conference at Governors
State University in June of 2016. With over half of all
public school students now classified as low-
income, Reville shares what is needed to create a
new “education engine” capable of making “all
means all” in academic achievement a reality.

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