Faith & Health News and Updates

  • Trauma-informed Care Takes a Village

    Cindy Novak

    By Yesenia Maldonado, LCSW, Director of Social and Emotional Learning, Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Chicago Childhood trauma is common. According to research at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), two thirds of children in the United States experience a traumatic event or circumstances by the time they turn 16. Whether they personally witness Read More

  • Multi-Faith Veteran Initiative in Community through Community

    Cindy Novak

    By Walidah Bennett, Director, Multi-Faith Veterans Initiative, Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships, DePaul University The Multi-Faith Veteran Initiative (MVI) works in partnership with Chicago communities to improve the quality of life for veterans and veteran families.  More specifically, MVI seeks to strengthen the capacity of faith-based institutions to partner with behavioral health Read More

  • Dec. 3 Community of Practice Meeting Recap

    Cindy Novak

    By: Rev. Kirsten Peachey, Director of Faith and Health Partnerships, Advocate Aurora Health Learn what you react to and what makes it hard to maintain inner peace…when in a polarized situation. Grateful for reminders of connection to self, others and higher purpose. And for the rich new vocabulary on values-oriented work from Michelle. Our higher Read More

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