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Trainings on Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice for a Thriving and Equitable Illinois

January 20, 2023

Trainings on Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice

More than 61% of adults in Illinois have experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), a potentially traumatic event such as abuse, witnessing violence, and experiencing discrimination, linked to poor health and social outcomes later in life. Community experiences such as gun violence, lack of educational or economic opportunities, and poor or unaffordable housing can also have detrimental effects on later outcomes.

There are many things that we can do in our communities, our workplaces, and our homes to prevent adversity in childhood and promote resilience and healing throughout life, including embedding trauma-informed practices in our work.

Are you innterested in solutions-oriented trainings or other capacity building supports to transform your organization, institution, or community into an environment where all people can thrive?

With extensive experience providing technical assistance to hospitals, health departments, social service organizations, and county-level initiatives to help them advance their trauma-informed organizational transformation, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative envisions a thriving and equitable Illinois in which individuals, families, communities, and all systems and sectors work together to prevent trauma, heal, and flourish.

We are thrilled to release our new Trainings on Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice brochure to organizations within and beyond the social service and health sectors!

Becoming trauma-informed is a multi-year process that begins with awareness and grows to the knowedge of trauma becoming embedded and operationalized throughout an organization. Our assistance is responsive to the groups we work with and ranges from one-off strategy discussiosn to organization-wide trainings to ongoing intensive support. We also help agencies conduct baseline assessments, establish trauma-informed care working groups, incorporate trauma-informed principles into strategic plans, and more. Contact us today at to build your organization’s capacity towards becoming trauma-informed.