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Trauma-Informed Arts Education for a Trauma-Informed Illinois
On three consecutive Wednesday afternoons in December, Chicago Children’s Theatre and The Lurie Children's Center for Childhood Resilience are inviting TYA artists, early childhood educators and youth mental health experts to join a series of live, virtual webinars to discuss, share and learn how to identify children impacted by trauma, and how to use theater and other art forms to address their emotional and learning needs while fostering resilience.

This series will include the following three topics. The link below will allow you to register for individual webinars in the series as well as the entire series.

1. Addressing Trauma and Fostering Resilience in the Classroom
Wednesday, December 2, 3:30–4:30 p.m. (CST)

Moderator: JC Aevaliotis, Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation
Panelists: Colleen Cicchetti, Karen Gouze, and Carmen Holley from the Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children's Hospital

2. Multidisciplinary Arts Education Approaches to Trauma
Wednesday, December 9, 3:30–4:30 p.m. (CST)

Moderator: Carmen Holley, Social Worker, Lurie Children's Center for Childhood Resilience
Presenters: Reginald Harris, Founder and Principal, Incontext Advising & Veronica Stein, Program Director, Snow City Arts

3. Trauma Informed Arts Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
Wednesday, December 16, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (CST)

Moderator: Julia deBettencourt, Director of Arts Education, Chicago Public Schools
Presenters: Jacqueline Russell, Terry Guest, Micah Figueroa, & Lizzie May from the Chicago Children's Theatre
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