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PROTECT Resources for Families

Below are resources for families to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Toxic Stress.  You can also view our Media Toolkit to see videos and articles in the news about the same topics.

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This website provides videos, publications, and “stories from the field,” about ACEs, trauma, and toxic stress.

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A great website that provides information, training, and resources on Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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This community of practice uses trauma-informed, resilience-building practices to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and to change systems to stop traumatizing already traumatized people. You can also subscribe to receive a daily e-mail about the latest ACE articles

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The Look Through Their Eyes campaign was created by the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition to raise awareness among parents and caregivers about childhood trauma and prevention.  Their website includes resources about prevention, identification, and treatment of childhood trauma as well as helpful videos for parents, caregivers, and children.

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The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) Southland Initiative aims to educate health care professionals and educators  about ACEs.  Their three ares of focus are: primary care, psychological & emotional health, and parent support & education. They also provide a google drive full of helpful ACE Resources, websites, articles, and newsletters

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Building on programs such as Safe Start, the Child Development-Community Policing Program, and the Greenbook Initiative, Defending Childhood leverages existing resources across the Department of Justice to focus on preventing, addressing, reducing, and more fully understanding childhood exposure to violence.

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This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will commit suicide. Finally, it is meant for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.

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SAMHSA addresses the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities as a behavioral health concern that requires a healing and recovery process. This website provides information, publications and resources about trauma and violence; it also includes SAMHSA’s efforts to address trauma and violence.

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)

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Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting supports pregnant women and families and helps at-risk parents of children from birth to kindergarten entry tap the resources and hone the skills they need to raise children who are physically, socially and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.


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The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition is composed of over 80 public and private organizations dedicated to promoting the prevention and treatment of childhood trauma.


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The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) is a statewide group of more than 250 dedicated individuals working together to provide easier access to more effective programs and services that will better meet the mental health needs of all Illinois children and their families.


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Heartland Health Outreach, the health care arm of Heartland Alliance, is an established leader in providing affordable, high-quality health care to men, women, and children who would otherwise struggle to address basic health needs. Their services include primary care, mental health, oral health, and substance use treatment and services for low-income, homeless, immigrant, and refugee populations throughout the Chicago region.