Center for Childhood Resilience



The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR), housed at Lurie Children’s, is dedicated to promoting access to high-quality mental health services for children and adolescents across Illinois and nationwide.

Founded in 2004, CCR provides training, education, and outreach to school professionals, community agencies, city leaders, and parents to increase young people's access to mental health services. Our team of specialists share insights and best practices, advocate and lead policy reform, and conduct research to advance innovative, sustainable, and evidence-based strategies that advance mental health reform and build trauma-informed communities. Critical to this work is a commitment to ensuring the fidelity and sustainability of the models of care that are implemented. 


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