Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Governors State University
1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois
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Three years ago, teachers, administrators, and school support staff from three Southland school districts began to meet together to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), childhood trauma and resilience. Since then, a total of seven school districts serving close to 16,000 children have worked to become “trauma-sensitive.” That pioneering work, facilitated by the Partnership for Resilience, is now bearing fruit and is profiled in a new report issued with the Harvard Education Redesign Lab: Early Lessons in Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools.

Join us at this conference as we hear from Susan Craig, one of the country’s leading authorities on trauma-informed education, and learn from the growing number of home-grown experts who are making a difference in area schools.


$30 per person includes a light breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are available for individuals unable to afford the conference fee.

Conference Keynote Presenter
Susan E. Craig, PhD, Dr. Craig, Ph.D. is the founder and president of SEC Enterprises, Inc. A career educator, author, and public speaker, she is nationally recognized as an expert in addressing the educational needs of at risk children and youth. She is the author of Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom, Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Children’s Lives, K–5, and Trauma-Sensitive Schools for the Adolescent Years.

Conference Breakout Sessions

  • Integrating SEL and Resilience Strategies in the Classroom (with Susan Craig)
  • Interrupting the School-To-Prison Pipeline: The History of SB100
  • Family Engagement: Why It Matters, How to Build It
  • An Introduction to ACEs, Trauma and Toxic Stress
  • Self-Care for Educators
  • Multi-Tier Systems of Support: Making the Framework Work in Schools.
  • Clock hours available


More Information
Contact Tom Lenz at or Dor Fitzgerald at

About the Partnership for Resilience
Partnership for Resilience works to transform and integrate education, health care and community organizations to create a trauma-informed, family-focused system that measurably improves academic, health, and social outcomes for children. To reach this goal the Partnership builds sustainable community partnerships, creates resources, training and education programs, and advocates for research-based polices that further its mission.