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New ISBE Superintendent to Keynote Annual Partnership for Resilience Conference on June 12, 2019

Governors State University will again host the Partnership for Resilience’s annual conference on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  This year’s theme is “Trauma-Responsive Schools:  Recent Lessons and New Directions” and will feature Dr. Carmen Ayala, the newly appointed State Superintendent of Education.   Download Flier | Register 

New ISBE Superintendent to Keynote Annual Partnership for Resilience Conference on June 12, 2019 2019-05-17T14:50:31-05:00

New Paper Explores Strategies for Whole Child, Trauma-Sensitive Schools

The Partnership for Resilience’s key education consultant, Karen Peterson, Ed.D, and two colleagues have just released a new white paper:  A Leader’s Guide to Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Whole Child Literacy. Published by the Literacy Organizational Capacity Initiative at the University of Chicago, the paper argues for a systems approach to educating the whole child and offers [...]

New Paper Explores Strategies for Whole Child, Trauma-Sensitive Schools 2019-05-17T14:51:12-05:00

Webinar highlights strategies for creating school-health-community partnerships

The Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative recently offered a webinar featuring the Partnership for Resilience’s efforts build trauma sensitive schools in the southern Cook suburbs.

Webinar highlights strategies for creating school-health-community partnerships 2019-02-28T10:47:20-05:00

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation recently produced a short video highlighting the work of the Partnership for Resilience to build trauma sensitive schools

The Foundation, based in Chicago, has a mission of fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Since 1955, the McCormick Foundation has invested more than $1.5 billion in the areas of journalism, education, social services, civic engagement, and veterans’ programs.  McCormick Foundation grants have advanced the Partnership for Resilience’s work in both the Southland and southern Illinois.

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation recently produced a short video highlighting the work of the Partnership for Resilience to build trauma sensitive schools 2018-10-19T13:33:21-05:00

Partnership for Resilience and Harvard Education Redesign Lab publish report on expanding trauma-informed care and supports for students

A new report on “Early Lessons in Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools” showcases partner districts that have begun to incorporate holistic supports for students with ACEs and shares tangible best practices and lessons learned that educators and city and district leaders can apply in their own communities.

Partnership for Resilience and Harvard Education Redesign Lab publish report on expanding trauma-informed care and supports for students 2018-10-19T13:36:25-05:00

Classroom Strategies in Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Join us July 25-26, 2018 at Governors State University for this two-day workshop designed for administrators and teacher leaders who have foundational knowledge on ACEs and trauma-sensitive schools and who will work with other staff in their districts to strengthen trauma-sensitive classroom practices.

Classroom Strategies in Trauma-Sensitive Schools 2018-06-29T08:20:10-05:00

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Early Lessons from the Southland

Join us June 20, 2018 at Governors State University for 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. Register today!

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Early Lessons from the Southland 2018-05-14T10:48:01-05:00

Trauma Responsive Services: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child

Dr. Sandra Bloom, M.D. discusses trauma responsive services and how to meet the need of the whole child. In collaboration with Governors State University, The Partnership for Resilience, The Behavioral Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Grant and HRSA.

Trauma Responsive Services: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child 2017-11-02T16:19:16-05:00

Mindfulness – Finding Peace in a Stressful World:  A Guide for Educators

Dr. Timothy Pedigo discusses Mindfulness and how to find peace in a stressful world for educators. In collaboration with Governors State University, The Partnership for Resilience, The Behavioral Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Grant, and HRSA.

Mindfulness – Finding Peace in a Stressful World:  A Guide for Educators 2017-11-02T16:18:50-05:00

Classroom Strategies in a Trauma Sensitive School

Karen Peterson, Ed.D. discuss classroom strategies in a trauma sensitive school. This video is in collaboration with Governors State University, The partnership for Resilience, and The Behavioral Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Grant.

Classroom Strategies in a Trauma Sensitive School 2017-11-02T16:17:47-05:00