September 22, 2020: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Making Research Actionable: Using Technology to Identify Youth Exposed to ACEs
Across Illinois, and the country, a growing number of communities are recognizing the importance of being “Trauma Informed.” Awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma is expanding, and anchor institutions, such as schools and health departments, are taking a lead role in changing the paradigm in response. However, policy change, training, and increasing resource availability only go so far if those resources are deployed reactively. As communities transition into trauma informed systems, an important component is early identification of trauma exposure for intervention and supports. Learn how one community has done this by using technology to make the body of trauma research actionable and facilitate the cross-sector partnerships necessary for strategic information sharing.