For teacher support systems at 2 agencies serving 403 children in North Lawndale and Little Village (2015) and to support GOLD implementation assessment and improvements for agencies on the West side of Chicago. (2017)
For leadership development and behavior management programs at sites throughout Chicago (2014) and professional development opportunities for teachers working in centers on the South side of Chicago (2017).
For parent engagement programs serving low-income children in Evanston.
To expand the reach and impart of the school's garden to ensure fresh produce is available for each of the 100 early childhood students, 98% of whom live below the poverty line.
To build the capacity of Child and Family Connection to provide infants, toddlers, and their caregivers who have experienced trauma with relationship-based, trauma-informed services to support the child’s recovery and promote the child’s growth and development.
To support kindergarten readiness through assessment tools and strategies. Serving 50 children, 96% of whom are low-income.
For implementing Attachment, Self-Regulation & Competency (ARC) Framework into classrooms at 3 agencies serving 300 children on the west side of Chicago (2015) and to strengthen peer reflective processes at the Early Learning academy (2017).
To support programs including enhancing nutrition (2012), development of a curriculum to increase gross and fine motor skills (2014), improving trauma-informed practice at multiple agencies on the north and south sides of Chicago (2015) to support the design of a calmer, more aesthetically pleasing learning environment in each classroom at the Schaumburg center (2016), and to support theongoing creation of an emotion centered environment (2017).
To increase parent engagement and empowerment to promote positive outcomes for 70 families in Belmont Cragin (2015) and to develop systems, standards, and support for improved performance (2017).
To support the creation of sensory spaces within early childhood classrooms serving low-income children.
For the development of family engagement & partnership programs serving low income children in Garfield Park and Austin.
To overhaul youth and family support programs by infusing Social Emotional Learning in to all aspects of youth services. Serving 180 refugee children and 140 refugee parents and caregivers.
To expand programs infused with Social Emotional Learning to parent engagement programs at all 11 sites serving 750 middle and high school students and 250 parents and caregivers.
To partner with 5 diverse, youth-serving organizations in North Lawndale, including a park district, mentoring program, and an after-school program to provide trauma-informed training in each partner organization tailored to fit its needs. Partners include Better Boys Foundation, LAMP, Alternative Schools Network, LCDC and Franklin Park.
To infuse Social Emotional Learning into existing parent programming at all Chicago Public Schools in the Little Village neighborhood, serving 200 low-income children and their families.
To provide trauma-informed support and systems within the juvenile justice community so that vulnerable populations receive trauma-informed representation and advocacy. Partners include the Office of Cook County Public Guardian (OPG) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Cook and Lake County.
To adapt the "Parenting with a Purpose" curriculum for children aged 6-12. The overarching goal of this project is to teach families to cultivate anti-violence in their children and communities. This program serves 66 disadvantaged children in the South Shore neighborhood.
For peer-facilitated, community-based programs that encourage Social Emotional Learning competencies in parents so that they support children's learning, self-regulation and value development. This program will occur at 5 sites serving 300 low-income children living in South Chicago, Englewood, South Shore, Auburn Gresham and Austin.
To engage staff in how to create and implement a new perpetual tool of Portfolios for each of the 50 pre-kindergarten children enrolled in the childcare center, 80% of whom live below the poverty line.
To maximize the understanding and efficacy of Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) for teachers and parents alike as a means of enhancing teacher-child interactions, activities, and intntional learning. Serving 117 children, 100% of whom are low-income.
To provide strong trauma-informed training and support at 3 agencies in the Roseland community including Impact Family Center and Phalanx Family Services, KLEO, and Intertwine Counseling.
To partner with 7 after-school agencies across the state to provide training for staff, assess policies and procedures and ultimately create sites that can serve as models of understanding how trauma affects children. Partner agencies include The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Peoria, Chicago Youth Centers, Erie Neighborhood House, Glen Ellyn Children’s Research Center, Illinois After School Network, Project High Hopes-Aunt Martha’s Youth Center, Youth Organization Umbrella, and Youth with a Positive Direction.
For building the capacity for effective classroom management at 2 agencies in the lower west side of Chicago serving 200 children.
For teaching a trauma-informed approach to early childhood education in agencies serving nearly 800 children throughout the city of Chicago.
To provide trauma-informed training at partner agencies Apna Ghar in Uptown, Habilitative Systems Inc. at multiple sites on the west side , and the ARK of St. Sabina in Englewood.
For the state-wide public awareness campaign on childhood trauma "Look Through Their Eyes" in partnership with Voices for Illinois Children.
To adapt the Healing Hurt People trauma program to the emergency room setting at Comer and Stroger Hospitals.
For programs celebrating language and literacy serving 75 toddlers and two-year-olds on the north side of Chicago.
For infant mental health programs serving 30 children in North Center community.
For trauma and brain development training at early childhood education agencies in Humboldt Park.
For art and music appreciation program serving 54 disadvantaged children in Austin.
To incorporate and strengthen a trauma-informed approach at 3 child-serving agencies in Quincy, Illinois.
To promote a conscious discipline program serving 116 children on Chicago's northside.
For parent engagement programs in low-income communities including Pilsen, West Humboldt Park, and Back of the Yards.
For Head Start educational tablet learning program serving 80 low-income children in Evanston.
For programs supporting behavioral health and social emotional development of disadvantaged children from birth to five in the city of Chicago.
For continuity of care program for children ages birth to 3 at Lincoln Park agency.
To create programs with full inclusion of special needs students at multiple agencies serving children in south and west Chicago.
To support early literacy program in early childhood education centers located in Bronzeville.
“FEEL Fit +” project served 150 children in Rogers Park. This unique program led by teen girls consists of experiential and interactive nutrition and fitness-focused programming including cooking, gardening and other engaging activities.
In support of behavior management consortium for home-based providers.
“Promoting Health Through Better Nutritional Choices” project, served 60 children in the south suburb of Chicago Heights and includes nutrition, cooking and physical fitness classes, parent engagement and an assessment of the food offered through its Food Pantry.