Two siblings, experts in their own right, discover that they are searching for solutions to very similar problems. Audrey and David Soglin come together to use their individual expertise's to collectively solve their problems.
Five partner organizations and three school districts used grant funding from Governor State’s Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) to conduct research on ways to improved three key themes: Wellness and Primary Care, Trauma and Behavioral Health, and Family and Community Engagement.
Starting as the Southland Education and Health Initiative, the partnership blossomed into what it is today: the Partnership For Resilience. By this point, it was clear to the partners that they were making progress in addressing deep needs of the community.
With the work that the Partnership For Resilience dedicated using the TQP grant, they soon received interest from the south suburban community of Illinois as well as the greater nation. This soon led to the partnership becoming incorporated as an Illinois non-profit organization.
The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and Partnership for Resilience (PFR) team up through Resilient Southern Illinois (RSI) to put support in place for students dealing with childhood trauma. RSI partners with 17 school districts throughout 16 Southern Illinois counties. Through RSI, for the first time, teachers and other school staff are given access to resources to better assist students dealing with trauma, so those students can better manage their emotions and ultimately succeed in school.
Partnership For Resilience
The Southland Initiative taps into a deep need for wellness and primary care, trauma and behavioral health, and family and community engagement.
Resilient Southern Illinois
Resilient SI is a multi-year effort in the southern Illinois region and strives to spread awareness and meet the needs of children impacted by childhood trauma and toxic stress.
Springfield Resiliency Initiative
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.