You're Invited: Trauma-informed Chicago Summit (September 12, 2019)

August 26, 2019

You're Invited!

Trauma-informed Chicago Summit:  Connecting For A Resilient Future

When:  Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where:  UIC Forum Room 3803, 725 W. Roosevelt Road



Hosted by Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

The one-day summit will

  • Bring together EVERYONE to celebrate and create a vision to make Chicago a trauma-informed city
  • Highlight efforts led by the communities, organizations and City government that make up the rich and resilient landscape of Chicago
  • Connect, share and provide input on a road-map to creating a resilient Chicago.

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To ensure we meet your needs, please complete the Personalized Registration Form. The information will allow us to know more about you, your trauma-informed work and any accommodation requests. 

Don't forget to view the Trauma-Informed Chicago video featuring Mayor Lori Lightfoot, City agencies and community leaders discussing what it means to be a trauma-informed city. 


Volunteer opportunities:  We are in need of the following volunteers:

  • Table Facilitators - assists in moving discussion forward and presenting key information from the group
  • Information Specialists - assists in ascribing notes and harvesting key information from the group
  • General Volunteers - roles include assisting with lunch, monitoring the registration table, helping reset the room and assisting patrons with navigating.
  • Wellness Coaches - help attendees meet their wellness needs through art, quiet space, crafts etc. This role will not provide counseling or therapy. 

If you are interested in volunteering please complete the survey or contact James Esparza at

Save the date: Volunteer Orientation Sept 10th


Summit Itinerary:

9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration and Light Continental Breakfast

10:00 am – 11:30 am: 15 Years to Now: The Journey to Becoming Trauma-Informed

11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Catered Lunch & Healthy Chicago 2025 Preview

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm:  Building Connections and Collective Impact

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  What is our vision for a resilient Chicago?

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm:  A celebration featuring artistry,  fireside chats, and the creation of a collective vision board


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