Partnership for Resilience Conference Presentations

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma 101
Dr. Matt Buckman, Clinical Director of the Child & Adolescent Division
Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department

Building Community Coalitions to Improve Children’s Health
Heather Westrick, Administrative Director
SIU Office of Population Science and Policy

Catch onto Health: A Whole Community, Whole School, Whole Child Strategy for Southern Illinois
Jeff Franklin, Project Coordinator
SIU Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development

Childhood Trauma:  What It Is and Why Spanking Only Makes It Worse
Marjorie Fujara, Acting Chair, Division of Child Protective Services
Department of Pediatrics, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Acting Medical Director, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

Classroom Strategies in Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Karen Peterson, Professional Development Consultant
Partnership for Resilience
Consortium for Educational Change

Community Schools: Creating them and Sustaining Them
Melissa Mitchell, Executive Director
Federation for Community Schools

Complying with SB 100
Paul Klenck, Deputy General Counsel
Illinois Education Association

Expanding School-Based Behavioral Health Resources in the Southland
Marina Ragonese-Barnes, UIC
Dr. Tara Gill, Psychologist
Lurie Center for Childhood Resilience 

Helping Children Succeed:  Evidence Based Programs Aimed at Building Children’s Futures
Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA, FAAP
Executive Director, Office of Population Science and Policy
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Humanities
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 

Keynote Presentation:  Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child
Sandra Bloom, MD
Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
Co-Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
Drexel University 

Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child:  An IEA Progress Report
Amelia Finch, IEA UniServ Director, Decatur
Jacqueline Hodge, IEA Region 1 Chairperson 

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Stressful World
Dr. Timothy Pedigo, Assistant Professor
Governors State University

Parent Engagement:  Lessons from the Parent Mentor Program
Andrea Ortez, Southland Partnership Coordinator
Partnership for Resilience

Restorative Justice Practices: Introduction to Circles
Kathryn Rayford, Director of Training and Program Development
Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice

Strengthening Partnerships with Parents – Building Our Collective Resilience
Lina Cramer
Illinois ACE Response Collaborative