Month: May 2019

Building a Trauma-Informed Community Together

Join our local online portal to learn the latest news about exciting ways our community is healing trauma and building resiliency, by visiting: www.bit.ly/KICARES and clicking Join Now. The Pledge for Life Partnership is publicly recognizing organizations that are making progress towards completing the 11 milestones of a trauma-informed organization and are having trauma-informed trainings. …

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National Prevention Week 2019

((Scroll down to discover events & resources)) National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual week-long observance—created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—that serves to increase public awareness and promote action by individuals, organizations, and communities around mental and/or substance use disorders. (For more information on National Prevention Week, visit: www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week) Discover more about these …

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Free Training: “Develop Skills to Help Children Heal From Trauma”

Learn about the Impact of Trauma and gain skills from Trust-Based Relational Intervention to Help Children Find Hope, Healing, and Wholeness. Wednesday, May 22 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Bible Witness Camp 16089 E. 2500 S. Road, Pembroke Township, IL 60958 Lunch is included but registration is required. Email Kate Reed at kreed@i-kan.org with your name and …

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“Support can strengthen mental health of teens” (The Daily Journal)

Bullying, divorce, depression, the loss of a family member, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, sexuality, peer pressure, stress, body image, drinking and smoking are some of the issues teens, including those from Kankakee County, are most likely to seek help for. What can the community do to better support the mental health of teens? May is Mental …

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