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Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

The Parent-Child Dyad in the Context of Child Development and Child Health

This brief explores current research on the importance of the parent-child dyad in child development and child health, identifies key experts, and points to program priorities to support the health of the whole child.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
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.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Trauma-Informed Advocacy: Practical Tools for Working with Vulnerable Populations

Working at the intersection of trauma, health equity, and law, attorney Sarah Hess joins the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative to talk about ways advocates from all disciplines can use a trauma-informed approach to help their clients thrive.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Trauma-Informed Approaches for Supporting Families with Opioid Misuse

This paper will provide an overview of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as well as how opioid misuse is both associated with past trauma in the home and community and correlated with increased risk of future poor health and social outcomes. It will also provide practical strategies to implement a trauma-informed response that fosters resilience and supports families impacted by opioid misuse.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Trauma-Informed Awareness Day: Toolkit for Partners

In this toolkit, you will find some ways you and your organization can support a trauma-informed Illinois. While this toolkit was developed for Illinois' inaugural Trauma-Informed Awareness Day on Wednesday, May 15, we hope that these resources and ideas will be helpful for others in the field.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Trauma-Informed Care and Oral Health: Recommendations for Practitioners

Understanding the role of childhood adversity and trauma—including experiences of abuse and neglect—on outcomes can allow practitioners to implement prevention and treatment strategies that enhance the provision of oral health care. Our new report provides background on childhood adversity and trauma; outlines their connection to oral health outcomes; and describes methods that dentists and other oral health professionals can embed in their practice, teaching, and research to promote health. This information can serve as the first step in assisting dentists in promoting trauma-informed and trauma-responsive care throughout their practices and in the oral health community at large.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Trauma-Informed Care: Laying the Groundwork for Investment by Healthcare Systems

Intended for hospital and health sector leaders, this report provides key background information about the science behind trauma-informed care; how provider and staff knowledge about trauma can improve patient health outcomes; the economics of trauma-informed care; and new understanding of the impact of secondary trauma on provider burnout.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Trauma-Informed Health Departments Environmental Scan Virtual Panel Discussion

Learn how health departments across the country and in Illinois are engaging in trauma-informed work. Brenda Bannor of Millennia Consulting presenta the results of the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative’s recent environmental scan of health departments doing this work nationally. The webinar concludes with a panel discussion featuring local health departments to hear successes and lessons learned from implementation.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Trauma-Informed Policymaking Tool

Our Trauma-Informed Policymaking Tool outlines a policy approach to preventing and healing from trauma. The two-page Tool defines trauma-informed principles and describe their application to both the process of policymaking and its outcome.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
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.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,