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Trauma-Informed Care with Transition-Age Youth


Over 2/3 of young people have experienced at least one traumatic event by age 16. Based on these statistics, every classroom has students who have undergone trauma. Research shows chronic trauma affects students’ school performance, attendance, and behavior. The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support invites you to explore the pervasiveness of trauma including adverse childhood experiences, childhood adversity, and other traumatic experiences. Understanding the signs, impact, and science of trauma is critical to effectively serving and supporting young adults. There are many ways educators can help; we will overview evidence-supported, trauma-informed practices that can be used to create trauma informed learning environments. Becoming trauma-informed has the potential to reshape relationships we have with our youth and young adults, change our own perceptions of their behaviors, and rewrite the policies that guide organizational practices.

Sessions Held at the Following Locations

October 3 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Moraine Business and Conference Center – 9000 W College Pkwy, Palos Hills, Illinois
October 8 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Heartland Community College – 1500 West Raab Road, CCB 1406/1407, Normal, Illinois
October 28 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Effingham Holiday Inn – 1301 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, Illinois
November 7 – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Malcolm X College – 1900 W. Jackson, 1106 Conference Hall C, Chicago, IL

For more information and to register, visit the Trauma-Informed Care with Transition-Age Youth registration page.


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