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Vision, Mission, and Strategies

Vision: We envision an Illinois where systems support schools, families, and communities working together to ensure that all children have the educational, health, and social-emotional support they need to be successful in life.

Mission: 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 partnership.

We believe:

    • Building leadership capacity and facilitating systems change are foundational to our work.
    • Our work must be approached with a racial equity and social justice lens.
    • Family and community engagement are central to the success of our efforts.
    • Investing in adults is critical to child well-being.
    • Collaboration between labor and management in schools is essential.


  1. Create and sustain strong local and regional partnerships of schools, families, unions, health care and community organizations.
  2. Provide effective training and coaching to help school districts become trauma-responsive.
  3. Share our model with Illinois schools outside the two regional partnerships.
  4. Work with partner organizations to bring about needed policy changes that advance our mission.

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