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A program called, Know Me, Know My Name, is a cost-free way for educators to identify and make contact with children who are in danger of slipping through the cracks at school.
The documentary Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students attending an alternative school specializing in educating traumatized youth. The film examines the inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities – a movement showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Dixon parents discuss how to heal

IEA’s Partnership for Resilience, an effort of educators, doctors and social services, to identify students who come to school carrying a heavy weight from the outside world and finding ways to help them cope and succeed. The partnership is working to bring the message of trauma-informed education to school buildings and districts across Illinois.
Resilience and Paper Tigers were made as a documentary duo, providing complementary perspectives on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what is being done about them. Resilience is a one-hour film that delves into the science of ACEs and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.
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Student Discipline

In this podcast we learn about the new student discipline reform law, Senate Bill 100, otherwise known as Public Act 99456, with IEA Deputy General Counsel Paul Klenck.
A slide deck reviewing the background of why student discipline reform was made in 2015 through SB 100, what the new law provides, and how local associations can engage members in student discipline issues.
A personal story of implicit bias and the impact for an educator.
Why the state passed student discipline reform and what locals and members can do to make reform work.
A flyer that provides a step-by-step guide for locals to engage members and school boards on student discipline issues.