LSSI Receives a Grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation to Support the Child Trauma Training Program for Foster Parents

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LSSI Receives a Grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation to Support the Child Trauma Training Program for Foster Parents


May 12, 2014. DES PLAINES, IL-Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) received a $2,500 grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation, to support the Child Trauma Training Program for foster parents. Based in Des Plaines, LSSI offers services in communities throughout the state.


The Trauma-Informed Training program provides foster parents and caregivers with the tools and knowledge to help them succeed in more effective parenting and communicating with a foster child, coping with the effects of trauma. As temporary custodians of children removed from their birth families, foster parents and caregivers must serve numerous roles while providing safe and loving homes for the children.


Using a curriculum developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, LSSI’s Trauma-Informed Training helps foster parents and caregivers recognize the symptoms of child trauma, assist children in understanding and identifying their emotions and behaviors, and support children with basic coping strategies to improve their well-being. After Trauma-Informed Training, foster parents and caregivers report more positive experiences, making their responsibilities worthwhile.


Great thanks go to The Galesburg Community Foundation for this generous grant. The Galesburg Community Foundation works with nonprofits in a variety of ways to make the community healthier. The Foundation works with local charities to improve the quality of life for residents, develops and supports the efforts of local people and organizations, and fosters and promotes a healthy community.


About Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Founded in 1867, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is a statewide, not-for-profit social service agency of the three Illinois synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), as well as an agency of the United Way. LSSI serves people of all faiths through an array of services at 85 program sites across Illinois. For more information about the Trauma Training Program in Galesburg, call 309.343.7681.



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MEDIA CONTACT:
Barb Hailey
847.635.4686
Barb.Hailey@LSSI.org