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Action Plan To Address Childhood Adversity In Illinois

Unlocking the potential of Illinois residents requires all of us—from policymakers and community members to educators and health professionals—to share in the responsibility of preventing childhood adversity, building resilience, and promoting healing from trauma and adversity throughout life. While always critical to Illinois’ future, this issue has taken on new urgency as the state addresses the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and confronts the historical and contemporary oppressions of racism and discrimination.
After you provide your email and download the Action Plan to Address Childhood Adversity in Illinois, we will send you a series of emails that will help you apply the Five Planks of the Action Plan to be more trauma-informed in your work, your family, and your community. 
Bridget Gavaghan
Director, Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

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The Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a broad range of multi-sectoral stakeholders committed to expanding the understanding of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on the health and well-being of Illinois children, families, communities, and systems. Our mission is to catalyze a cross-sector movement to prevent trauma and promote thriving across lifespan and to place the impact of childhood experience on well-being at the forefront of the equity agenda in Illinois. Our vision is a thriving and equitable Illinois in which individuals, families, communities, and all systems and sectors work together to prevent trauma, heal, and flourish.