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Creating a Trauma-Informed Community

Community Memorial Foundation and Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation recently partnered to present a learning symposium that highlighted best practices for the trauma-informed approach. The program hosted cross-sector representation to collaboratively promote mental health well-being throughout our region.

Laura Porter, Co-Founder of ACE Interface and a national thought leader in developing self-healing communities, delivered the symposium’s keynote presentation: What is a Trauma-Informed Community?  Ms. Porter’s slideshow can be downloaded here.

Other resources include an executive summary on self-healing communities and a one pager on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Questions? Please contact Nan Silva, Program Director, at nsilva@cmfdn.org or 630.654.4729.

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