Resilient Families-Learning to Bounce Through Life's Challenges

November 15th, 2017
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Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley Community Board invites you to: Resilient Families - Learning to Bounce Through Life's Challenges

Presentation will include:

  • How communities build resiliency through a trauma informed lens
  • The importance of understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
  • Ways to reduce the barriers faced by families
  • Available resources to support families

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Operating Officer
Cook County Department of Public Health
Dr. Mason will be followed by a panel discussion with the following moderator and guests:
Shannon Heffernan, Reporter at WBEZ - moderator
Evonda Thomas-Smith, MSN, DrPH(c), Director
Evanston Health & Human Services
Vikki Rompala, LCSW, Director of Quality and Outcomes
Metropolitan Family Services

Collaborating Sponsors:

Evanston Cradle to Career
Illinois ACES Response Collaborative - Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
Metropolitan Family Services Evanston/Skokie Valley
The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
Visitors Center Parking Garage (just north of building)
1847 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208 (
From Sheridan Road, turn north onto Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking facility will be on the east side of Campus Drive.
  • Free Parking in Building Garage
  • Light refreshments will be served after the event
For more information, call Metropolitan Family Services 847-425-7500