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For more information about this program please contact:

Bridget Gavaghan
Director, Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative bgavaghan@hmprg.org


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


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Building Trauma-Informed Health Departments

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Overview

The Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative is helping health departments across Illinois become more trauma-informed—in other words, become more grounded in an understanding of the physical, psychological, and social effects of trauma and how that impacts both clients and staff.

To support health departments in this journey, we are offering a webinar series, virtual learning collaborative tools and resources, and tailored support to a small number of health departments.

Resources

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care: Resources and Case Studies for Health Departments
Responsive to health departments expressed need to better understand the process of becoming trauma-informed, this brief offers an overview of trauma-informed care and case studies from two Illinois leaders in this work, the Chicago Department of Public Health and Winnebago County Health Department.

Trauma-Informed Approaches for Supporting Families with Opioid Misuse

This paper provides 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 also provides practical strategies to implement a trauma-informed response that fosters resilience and supports families impacted by opioid misuse.

See more publications in our resource library.

Health Department Webinars

Trauma-Informed Transformation for Health Departments: Cross-Sector Collaboration – June 27, 2019

Trauma-Informed Transformation for Health Departments: Lessons from the Field – June 11, 2018

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