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Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

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Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks out about Community Violence and Introduces TIC Bill []

Leslie Lieberman ·
It is noteworthy that in his press conference to introduce his new bill, The Trauma Informed Care for Children and Families Act, Senator Durbin (D-IL) speaks out about the impact of community violence. “As we work to address the root causes of violence, we need to focus on the impact that community violence and other traumatic experiences have on Chicago’s children,” said Durbin. “During a visit to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center last year, I learned that more than 90 percent of...
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TIC: News and Notes for the Week of October 21, 2019 []

Scott A Webb ·
ACEs, Adversity's Impact There is only one boat: The myth of normalcy by Dr. Gabor Mate Understanding historical trauma to strengthen community Childhood trauma linked to early, premarital childbirth and poor health for women Early life racial discrimination linked to depression, accelerated aging When mothers are killed by their partners, children often become 'forgotten' victims. It's time they were given a voice Children's language skills may be harmed by social hardship Does racism...
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"How to talk policy and influence people": a Law and Justice interview with Fritzi Horstman

Jane Mulcahy ·
In this "How to talk policy and influence people" interview with Fritzi Horstman, founder and CEO of the Compassion Prison Project (see, we discuss childhood trauma, the significance of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) science, offending behaviour, addiction, violence and the fact that the men and women who end up in prisons are often among the most traumatized members of any society. We talk about the power of the "Step Inside the Circle"...

Re: "How to talk policy and influence people": a Law and Justice interview with Fritzi Horstman

Jane Stevens ·
Can you provide a link to the interview. This links to the trailer for the project. Thanks!

Re: An Open Letter to Police Chiefs: The Need for Trauma-informed Policing

Becky Haas ·
Thank you Chris for your letter of response. It’s excellent! I value the fact given your many years of experience in the justice field that you are such a strong advocate for trauma informed policing.
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An Open Letter to Police Chiefs: The Need for Trauma-informed Policing

Christopher Freeze ·
Recently, I was provided a form letter addressed to a local police chief and friend of mine who knew of my interest in trauma-informed policing and who thought I should read the letter. The letter claimed that trauma-informed policing, specifically as it related to domestic violence and sexual violence allegations, was everything from “junk science” to “prejudicial against men.” Needless to say, I found the letter uninformed and unpersuasive.
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Much Like the Victims They Try to Help, Gun Violence Prevention Workers Have Scars []

Kathryn Carroll ·
Chronic stress, trauma exposure, frequent threats of violence and the relentless grind of gun crimes’ impact: A recently-released report from the University of Illinois Chicago reveals in stark terms the strain and struggles that many frontline violence prevention workers face as they try to combat gun violence. In 2022, Chicago is coming off another record year of homicides, similar to many other major cities across the U.S. 797 people were killed in 2021 with 3,677 non-fatal shootings—an...
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The Covington Curriculum Conference: A Unique Learning Experience

Kathleen Callahan SSC ·
Strengthen your understanding and practice of gender-responsive, trauma-informed interventions at this national conference.
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