ICTC Monthly
April 2017
Greetings ICTC members,

We're pleased to share that the NCTSN Complex Trauma and Developmental Trauma Disorder Work Group has released 4 new fact sheets, extending a series designed to introduce Complex Trauma to a variety of audiences and provide recommendations for how to support youth. The new fact sheets in this series include:

1) Facts for Directors, Administrators, and Staff in Residential Settings 2) Facts for Treatment Staff in Residential Settings 3) In Urban African-American Children, Youth, and Families 4) In Juvenile Justice System-Involved Youth

To learn more, please CLICK HERE.

As always, if you have important news to share, job openings, funding opportunities, trainings, events, or relevant information related to childhood trauma, we want to hear from you! Please reach out to us at  ictc@luriechildrens.org  to be included in next month's newsletter, and on our website at lookthroughtheireyes.org

In the Spotlight

The Urban Youth Trauma Center has partnered with Free Write Arts & Literacy to feature youth voices in order to spread awareness about simple things everyone can do to create safer, healthier, and more resilient communities. Free Write alumni created & performed their pieces on camera, each responding powerfully to one of five Best Practices for Violence Prevention and Trauma Intervention. 

Community violence exposure disrupts the lives of youth and everyone around them, but we can all take action to make a positive impact in the lives of youth affected by violence. With simple, yet powerful words, these youth openly explain what it is like to experience the effects of violence in their lives and encourage all of us to participate in making the change.

Please view and share the videos HERE. 

Professional Development & Funding Opportunities  
The ICTC values sharing information with Coalition members to help continue to address childhood trauma in our communities.  Please click  HERE  to read more about professional development opportunities available to our members, including job postings, funding opportunities, proposal requests, and trainings. If you have opportunities you would like to share with the Coalition in the next newsletter, please email them to 
News and Media
We've compiled a list of recent articles and media related to childhood trauma and it's prevention for dissemination among the ICTC community. Please click HERE to see the latest news in childhood trauma with contributions from Coalition members as well as external agencies. If you would like to share news articles or media relevant to ICTC's mission, please email them to ictc@luriechildrens.org   
ICTC Business
Thank you to everyone who participated in our last ICTC Quarterly Meeting on February 2nd,  2017, at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Our next Quarterly Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at Lurie Children's Hospital from 1:30-3:30 PM.   To review February's meeting notes, please click HERE . If there are topics you would like to see covered in upcoming meetings, please let us know at ictc@luriechildrens.org . We welcome your ideas and input, and look forward to hearing from you!