South Chicago Bold goal

By 2020, South Chicago will engage youth ages 8 to 26 to improve the safety of the community by reducing assault, battery, criminal sexual assault and homicide each by 5 percent.

Where we’ve been

South Chicago is working to become a trauma-informed community dedicated to supporting a culture of care for those who have been impacted by violence.

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Trauma-informed community

  • 177 Chicago Public School teachers and safe passage workers received (Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training.
  • The Neighborhood Network hosted Café Talk sessions to discuss trauma in the community.
  • First responders training taught residents how to provide help and support until police and paramedics arrive after incidents of violence.
  • 371 people participated in trauma-informed trainings and events.
  • 228 people increased their awareness of trauma-informed practices.

Where we’re going

The Neighborhood Network has refined its bold goal, partnered with local schools and recruited 15 partner agencies to join them in their effort to improve safety and support children and families who have encountered violence.

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School partnerships

In collaboration with six public schools within the Network—Coles, Hoyne, Thorpe, Earhart, Bowen and Warren—Claretian Associates is continuing trauma-informed training for Chicago Public Schools staff, parents and safe passage workers.

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Brian Sayles

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