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Trauma-Informed Care

In a cultural and societal shift toward trauma awareness, Boys & Girls Clubs are infusing a trauma-informed approach across everything we do as we work to ensure every young person reaches their full potential.

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization

Trauma-informed practice is a strengths-based service delivery approach that is grounded in an understanding of the impact of trauma that emphasizes physical, mental, and emotional safety for youth, families, and staff. It creates opportunities for individuals to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment through safe, trusting, and supportive relationships and interventions. The approach is guided by 7 values – Safety, Trust, Awareness, Equity, Empowerment, Mutual Collaboration, and Connection & Growth.

The "Why"

In 2021:

  • 29% of students experienced poor mental health”
  • “22% of students seriously considered attempting suicide”
  • “10% attempted suicide”
 

Tracking Our Progress

  • National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI): Designed to measure Club Experience to demonstrate our Club’s impact on members and staff.
  • Capacity Building Assessment Tool for Organizations (CBAT-O): Designed to help organizations assess their ability to provide trauma-informed services, and to identify strengths and areas of growth in trauma-informed care.
  • Trauma-Informed Self-Assessment: Designed to gain valuable feedback from our team to learn about how they are feeling, opportunities for growth, and suggestions for improvement.
Club Champions fund

Resources We Offer

  • Members
    • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
    • Sensory Spaces
    • Enrichment-Based Programs – Social Emotional Learning
    • Grief Counseling (select locations)
    • Teen Support Groups (select locations)
  • Families
    • Champion Fund
    • Monthly Family Engagement Opportunities
  • Staff
    • Champion Fund
    • Monthly in-depth trainings to build confidence with intervening during times of emotional & mental crises
  • Organization-wide
    • Behavior Support Handbook
    • Standard Behavior Response Plan
    • Emotional Support Plans
 

Click here to learn more!

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355 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 608-5017

OUR LOCATIONS

AURORA

(847) 608-5017

ELGIN

355 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 608-5017

HANOVER PARK

(847) 608-5017

SCHAUMBURG

231 Civic Dr
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 608-5017

SOUTH ELGIN

735 Martin Drive
South Elgin, IL 60177
(224) 380-4856

STREAMWOOD

(847) 608-5017

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