These materials were developed to inform and assist anyone involved in, or caring about, issues of childhood trauma. Please read through their intended uses and help spread awareness for the help and hope available to children and families if we all simply Look Through Their Eyes.
Media Kit
The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition encourages the media to help parents understand issues related to the prevention, identification and treatment of childhood trauma. To download a media kit, please click here.
This Kit contains:
  • Statistical Fact Sheet
  • Topical Fact Sheet
  • Tracking Postcard
  • ICTC Brochure
Public Service Announcements
The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition has developed a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to help raise awareness about childhood trauma among parents and caregivers in Illinois. These pieces encourage parents to look through the eyes of their children to see if and how a child is struggling with something traumatic. We invite media and other organizations to broadcast and share sharing these PSAs.
Sometimes, what seems like normal arguing between parents can have a lasting impact on children, which may lead to trauma.
Bullying can tear a child apart - emotionally and physically - and may lead to childhood trauma.
It sometimes seems that our children grow numb to the violence and crime that besiege many communities.
A child who often feels alone, neglected or scared, may result in childhood trauma.
Download these ads as high-res PDFs for placement in your publication.
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Half Page Ads
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Developmental Benchmark Guide
These guides were created to assist adults in recognizing the possibility of developmental issues that may be linked to childhood trauma. The Guide version lists typical milestones as a way to assess your child’s development against common benchmarks. The Judge’s version was developed specifically to help judges ensure that children’s interests and development are fully examined in court, and consists of a series of questions.
Guide Version
Judge Version
In development (coming soon)
Palm Cards
These cards—in both English and Spanish—have been developed as a handy tool for distribution by any agency, organization or individual who comes in contact with families in stressful, potentially traumatic situations. The Short version introduces parents and caregivers to the possibility of childhood trauma, and points them to this website to learn more. The Long version additionally includes brief sections on Common Causes, Signs of Trauma, Ways to Prevent it, and What to Do if You See Signs of Stress.

Short Version-English

Short Version-Spanish

Long Version-English

Long Version-Spanish