Webinar Series: Trauma Informed Arts Education for a Trauma Informed Illinois

On three consecutive Wednesday afternoons in December of 2020, Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience invited TYA artists, early childhood educators and youth mental health experts to join a series of live 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 free initiative was made possible by a grant from Illinois Humanities.

You can find all three free webinars below.  Please enjoy and share with your friends and colleagues.

Addressing Trauma and Fostering Resilience in the Classroom
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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

Multidisciplinary Arts Education Approaches to Trauma
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Moderator: Carmen Holley, Social Worker, Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience
Presenters: Reginald Harris, Founder and Principal, Incontext Advising & Azizi Marshall, Founder & CEO, Creative Arts Therapy

Trauma Informed Arts Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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