Our Mission

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

Serving Illinois

Each initiative is tailored to the specific needs of the youth in those communities. Our initiatives are not just about providing resources; they are about creating opportunities for growth, learning, and empowerment.

SRI is the Springfield Resiliency Initiative, a joint adventure between Springfield Public School District #186 and Springfield Education Association in consultation with the Partnership for Resilience to guide a cohort of schools in transforming into trauma responsive, equity centered, restorative schools.

Resilient Southern Illinois is a multi-year initiative dedicated to addressing the needs of children impacted by trauma and toxic stress. Our vital services include wellness programs, trauma-informed care, and community engagement, contributing to the resilience of children in Southern Illinois. Join us in fostering support for these young individuals to thrive.

The Southland Initiative meets the critical demands for wellness and primary care, trauma and behavioral health, and family and community engagement in the South Suburbs of Chicago. Explore our comprehensive services for a transformative approach to holistic well-being, fostering resilience in individuals and communities.

“Partnership for Resilience exists to mitigate the impact of toxic stress in the lives of children, their families and the communities where they live.”

– Kristine Argue-Mason, Executive Director


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Partnership For Resilience Resources

Explore the diverse offerings of Partnership for Resilience’s resources, all crafted to empower communities and support lasting well-being.

Community Schools

Discover transformative education at Partnership for Resilience, empowering communities through innovative Community Schools for a resilient future.

Family & Community Engagement

Foster strong bonds and student success with Partnership for Resilience’s Family Engagement initiatives, creating a supportive educational ecosystem for families.


Explore cutting-edge insights and research in education with Partnership for Resilience’s Publications, dedicated to advancing knowledge and best practices for community well-being.

Child Trauma & Resilience

Uncover the path to healing and growth with our expertise in Child Trauma and Resilience, promoting a nurturing environment for every young mind to thrive.

At Partnership for Resilience, we invite you to join our mission, where diverse resources come together to inspire collective strength, promote engagement, and pave the way for a resilient and thriving future.