CCR team member, Dr. Rebecca Ford-Paz, and other Illinois psychologists talk with NPR about how the uncertain future of the DACA program contributes to mental health issues of youth and families affected by the rescission.
Thanks to a grant from the Evanston Community Foundation, the social workers, attorneys, staff, and board members of the Moran Center attended workshops on providing trauma-informed services, most recently led by CCR team members. Read more.
On March 30th, 2017, WTTW's Eddie Arruza took a closer look at the lingering mental health effects resulting from chronic trauma and violence with a leading panel of experts which included Dr. Tara Gill, a clinical psychologist Lurie Children's Center for Childhood Resilience.
A new $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will support more mental health services at 10 high schools on the South and West sides of the city, where students are at high risk of exposure to violence. CCR Executive Director, Dr. Colleen Cicchetti, recently contributed to an article in the Chicago Reporter addressing the importance of mental health services in schools and communities.
In recent months, Chicago has received national attention for alleged police misconduct, particularly in lower income communities. While there is little research on how police violence in particular, affects children, the effects of trauma in general are well-documented. CCR Executive Director, Dr. Colleen Cicchetti, recently contributed to an article in the Chicago Reporter addressing the impact of violent police interactions on children. Full story