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The old notion about professors living in an ivory tower is fading fast.

Suzette Fromm Reed, Ph.D., is bringing her expertise in Community Psychology to a forward-thinking Chicago neighborhood organization called the Resilient Belmont Cragin Community Collaborative. WENZHE Upholstered Fabric Upholstered Headboard Bedside Cushion Wedges Backrest Waist Pad Home Double Large Backrest Sponge Soft Case Simple, 6 colors (color E, Size 150X58X10cm)Fromm Reed, a researcher and associate professor, developed and formerly chaired National Louis University’s Community Psychology doctoral program.

Recently, Fromm Reed took part as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited the Resilient Belmont Cragin group to discuss how it is using a strategy called Community Resilience to help residents cope with difficulties resulting from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).DHP 3813298 Value 6 Full Size Poly Filled Futon Mattress, Ruby Red

Fromm Reed has been working since about 2004 on the challenge of how to help people and communities heal from Adverse Childhood Experiences. ACEs include traumas such as experiencing physical, emotional or sexual abuse as a child, the death of divorce of a parent, PENGFEI Headboard Bed Backrest Cushion Flax Bedding Waist Upholstered Washable, with Without Headboard Style, 3 colors, 8 Sizes (color A-Light Coffee, Size 180CM)having a parent incarcerated or having a parent with substance abuse. ACEs actually change an individual’s brain chemistry and reduce their capacity to cope with stressors.

Anyone may take this quiz to learn how many ACEs they have, as well as the resilience quiz to see how much resilience they have to heal from ACEs.White Folding Table Household Simple Computer Study Table Multi-Function Wall-Mounted Dining Table, Size Optional (Size 70x40cm)

Research in Community Psychology showed community resilience–the feeling of knowing and being able to count on one’s neighbors and members of the community–is much more effective than individual resilience to help children and young people with ACEs do better in terms of mental health, physical health, school performance and healthy coping behaviors.ZHANGRONG- European Footstool Clothing Shop Sofa Stool shoes Cabinet for shoes Stool Test shoes Stool Dressing Room Stool Mysterious Stool Rest Sofa Stool (10 colors Available) (color 8-404040cm)

That ran counter to folk wisdom to “pull yourself up by your bootstraps,” and it helped Community Psychologists re-calibrate their thinking to focus on community resilience.CAIJUN Chair Assembly Modern Simple with Cushion Plastic Backrest Solid Wood Stool Legs Office Commercial (color C, Size 43x43x83cm)  Working together, a community can “pull up its members” more effectively.

Last year, Fromm Reed and NLU colleague Judith Kent, Ph.D., began working with the Resilient Belmont Cragin group in a pairing that lets the academic research meet the real world of a Northwest-side Chicago neighborhood.Safco Products 4756BV Runtz Ball Chair, Black Vinyl Belmont Cragin has seen its poverty rate double from 2000 to 2010 as people of modest means, including many immigrants, moved there to escape rising rents in gentrifying Logan Square and Humboldt Park.

As the psychologists work with the neighborhood leaders, the neighborhood leaders decided that so many residents have ACEs that they decided to embed resilience (the antidote to ACEs) in everything they do.Computer Desk for Small Spaces,Computer Table Pc Laptop Table Modern Studio Desk Retro Student Desk Wood Shelves Workstation-J 60x40x70cm(24x16x28inch)

Since Resilient Belmont Cragin formed in January 2018, it has worked with school, health, mental health, police and business leaders in the community to site a health clinic open to the entire community at Steinmetz High School, train police to not re-traumatize residents and mentor at-risk youth of high school age.Desktop Bookshelf,Storage Rack Simple Table Creative Students Multi-Functional Bamboo Bookcase-C 58x19x46cm(23x7x18) During Sen. Durbin’s visit, the group showed him the health clinic at Steinmetz High School and discussed the positive impact it was having.

James Rudyk is the director of the Northwest Side Housing Center, a nonprofit that spearheads the Resilient Belmont Cragin Community Collaborative. It has helped countless residents keep their homes.SED Multifunction Small Table Household Wall-Mounted Drop-Leaf Folding Kitchen & Dining Desk Solid Wood Home Office Desk Workstation Desk Bedroom Simple Study Table

”I think Suzette and Judy taught us that all the work we do is about resilience, but we never knew that because we’re not psychologists,” he said. “ACEs are seen as a psychological thing, QIANGDA Floor Standing Coat Hat Rack Solid Wood Ladder Stay,2 colors 160cm Length Available (color Black)but we decided that they impact our youth and communities so much that we embed resilience in all the work we do.”

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