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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. Towel Rack Stainless Steel Towel Rack Double Layer with A Hook Towel Rack Bathroom 60 25cm Bathroom Towel ShelfFromm 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).NHM 1 Piece 7 inch Ramen Bowl Melamine Bowl Mutton Bowl hot Pot Fast Food Bowl 16

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, Modern Round Coffee End Tea Table Living Room Wood Furniture Home Decor Whitehaving 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.Storage Stool, Foldable Household Debris Storage Box, Square Multi-Function Footrest, 30 30 30cm

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.Multy Home LP MT1002161 Brooklyn Indoor Decorative Tufted Mat, 18 x 30

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.(Stainless Steel Optics) - Element System 11052-00005 Maxi Glass and Wooden Shelf Bracket - Stainless Steel Optics  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.TOYM AU Shower Room Bathroom Accessories Full of Copper Bathroom Wall Stand (Black) (color 30cm (Single)) 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.Wine Rack Wine Glass Rack Iron Art Wine Cooler Shelf Retro Display Stand Retro Bottle Holder Decoration

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.Punch-Free Towel Rack Self-Adhesive Space Aluminum Alloy Bathroom Hook Multi-Purpose Single Pole Thickening (color Silver Single Pole Double Hook 60cm) 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.ZHANWEI Bathroom Shelf Shower Organiser Wall-Mounted Towel Rack Punch Free 304 Stainless Steel redatable 4 Tiers Tower Hanger, 2 Inssizetion Methods (Size 280x275mm)

”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, CQ European Mirror Creative Princess Mirror Desktop Vanity Mirror Portable HD Resin Desktop Single-Sided Beauty Salon Mirrorbut 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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