Seven Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Hubs are housed within six Regional Offices of Education across the state and Chicago Public Schools. SEL Hubs are providing professional development, training, and support to districts in their region to establish and expand SEL programs in Illinois schools. They are assisting school-community leadership teams to implement data-driven strategies to address student trauma and mental health needs and build resilient communities.
Schools participating in the Resilience Education to Advance Community Healing (REACH) program
will receive training in trauma-awareness and how to develop trauma-responsive strategies. They also will learn about tools for self-assessment of trauma-informed policies and practices and the key components of a trauma-focused action plan.