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Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

Trauma-Informed Awareness Day: Toolkit for Partners
05/01/2019

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
01/25/2019

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
01/05/2018

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
12/06/2018

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 Hospital Workgroups: A Resource Guide for Launching and Sustaining a Workgroup
11/24/2020

This resource guide is designed to provide you with tools and strategies to establish and grow a Trauma-Informed Workgroup at your organization. It also includes resources on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, and trauma-informed care to share with each other and your organization as a whole. This guide will assist you in leading a workgroup that advocates for and implements trauma-informed practices that create safer, more supportive, and healing-centered environments.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES),
Trauma-Informed Policymaking Tool
05/15/2019

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
07/26/2018

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,
Trauma-Informed Transformation for Health Departments: Lessons from the Field
06/18/2018

This webinar aimed at health department staff features presentations on current practices from Illinois health departments including Chicago and Winnebago County.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Treating Trauma & Reducing Poverty to Address Violence
04/18/2017

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.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,
Triple P: Helping Parents Become the Parents That They Are Meant To Be
03/20/2018

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.

Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Webinar,