Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative
This webinar examines the intersection of trauma and the educational system. Dr. Amanda Moreno and Erikson Institute doctoral student Kandace Thomas present on features of the Calm Classroom K-2 project, a large randomized controlled trial of mindfulness and related strategies taking place in 30 high-poverty Chicago Public Schools.
An increasing number of organizations, institutions, and sectors are committing to responding to trauma and adverse childhood experiences to better support the people they employ and serve. As we think about how best to promote resilience and thriving, we need to zoom out beyond the individual and consider the role of community contexts and structural forces both in contributing to trauma and promoting healing. This report explore how the lens of community resilience can support community building initiatives and systems-level change that can prevent trauma, mitigate its impact, and interrupt its transmission from one generation to the next.