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Lara Altman
MPH, MSW, Director, Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative laltman@hmprg.org

Madison Hammett
Policy Analyst, Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative mhammett@hmprg.org

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The Collaborative’s webinar series aims to offer technical assistance to those in Illinois and beyond working on ACE policy and practice development. To be notified about upcoming webinars, join our mailing list.

2018 Webinars
Transformation: The Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline
How can the built environment help support a trauma-informed organization? In this webinar architect Paul Alt, AIA and psychologist Jim Munroe Ed.D. describe their work on the Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline–a project that used architecture and design to create environments that promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative with the San Francisco Dept. of Public Health
Organizations, like people, are susceptible to negative effects of trauma, including fragmentation, numbing, reactivity and impaired relationships. These effects in turn prevent staff from responding effectively to each other and to the people they serve. In this webinar, Dr. Kenneth Epstein of the San Francisco Department of Public Health outlines the Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative (TISI) which is working to make SFDPH a more trauma-informed, safe, and supportive work environment and system of care.
The Buffering Role of Community Resilience against Adverse Childhood Experiences
On June 20, the Collaborative hosted this webinar led by Suzette Fromm Reed, PhD, discussing foundational research on the important buffering role that community resilience plays in mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on adult and youth health, school/work, and coping behaviors. Additionally, recent research on how to build community resilience was presented as well as implications for practice and policy.

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned
This webinar–presented by  Kavitha Selvaraj, MD, MPH, MAEd, FAAP with Audrey Stillerman, MD, and Stan Sonu, MD–explores lessons learned from Universal Screening for Toxic Stress During Well-Child Visits, a multi-site ACE screening project.

Triple P: Helping Parents Become the Parents That They Are Meant To Be
Marjorie Fujara, MD, shares lessons learned from the recent implementation of an evidence-based parenting intervention, Triple P, as well as the importance of a broad based public awareness campaign on parenting.

2017 Webinars
Creating A Trauma-Informed Hospital-Lessons from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been at the forefront of the movement to create trauma-informed hospitals. Using the Sanctuary Model and the will of many champions within the hospital, this medical system is several years into a 10-year process to become trauma-informed. During the webinar, Dr. Heather Paradis (Medical Director, Community Services) and Jennifer Hammel (Early Childhood Development and Trauma Informed Care Director) explain the genesis of this major systems change movement.

Creating Healing Communities
In this webinar, Lynn Todman, Ph.D., M.P.C. and Collaborative member Elena Quintana, Ph.D. discuss the link between the social determinants of health, wide spread trauma and emotional unrest, and inequality in Southwest Michigan.

Treating Trauma & Reducing Poverty to Address Violence
Heartland Alliance’s Social Impact Center 2017 Poverty Report explores the relationship between poverty, violence, and trauma and, through its findings, argues that addressing Illinois’s violence crisis must involve investing in reducing poverty and treating trauma. Webinar speakers Katie Buitrago and Samantha Tuttle of the Social Impact Center uplift data related to trauma as well as present policy recommendations based on the report.

Using a Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning Program with K-2 Students, Teachers, and Parents in CPS
This webinar examines the intersection of trauma and the educational system. Dr. Amanda Moreno and Erikson Institute doctoral student Kandace Thomas present on features of the Calm Classroom K-2 project, a large randomized controlled trial of mindfulness and related strategies taking place in 30 high-poverty Chicago Public Schools.