The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition (ICTC)

The ICTC is a voluntary collaboration of organizations that are committed to applying a trauma lens to their efforts on behalf of families and children in the state. Founded in 2005, the Coalition is made up of over 120 public, private, clinical, research, advocacy and educational institutions. With a diversity of disciplines and perspectives, the Coalition follows emerging trends, promotes education among professionals and the public, and offers support to a broad network of agencies that work with and for children and families who experience trauma.

About the Coalition

The ICTC spearheads and collaborates on projects that advance the knowledge and best practices related to childhood trauma prevention, identification and treatment in Illinois. Our capacity-building efforts include everything from public policy monitoring and advocacy, to helping agencies explore and secure funding for their childhood trauma initiatives.

In addition, the ICTC promotes research and develops communications designed to raise awareness about childhood trauma throughout Illinois. As part of our communications efforts, the ICTC instituted a statewide public media campaign to help families become more aware that childhood trauma exists. Learn more at

Join Us

To learn more about childhood trauma in Illinois and to join our Coalition efforts, please contact us:

Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition
225 E. Chicago Ave., Box 10-B
Chicago, IL, 60611
Phone: 312.227.8318