This episode features a conversation with Colleen Cicchetti and Caryn Curry from the Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Colleen is the founder and long-time Executive Director of the nearly 20-year-old Center, focused on providing access to high0-quality mental health services for children and adolescents. Caryn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mental Health Consultant for CCR. A 30-year veteran in the field, Caryn provides training, consultation and expertise for schools and school systems as well as out-of-school community and youth-serving organizations to build the capacity of adult educators and care-givers around trauma-informed and healing centered systems and practices, a capacity that ultimately underpins effective teaching and learning and positive youth development.
In Part 2 of their conversation, Colleen, Caryn and Jason talk about the work that CCR does in both the in-school and out-of-school spaces, including helping schools establish comprehensive Behavioral Health Teams; and we talk about the widespread and long lasting impacts of trauma and the work of CCR to build capacity to implement trauma-informed practices.
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