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Illinois Mental Health and Trauma Informed May Awareness Campaign

April 14, 2022

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May Awareness Campaign Events

May is Mental Health and Trauma Awareness Month. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work and BHWELL program are proud to partner with the Illinois Light Initiative and others across Illinois to raise awareness around mental health and trauma. In June of 2021, Illinois declared itself a Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered State. Join the movement to raise awareness on the effects of trauma and the importance of healing-centered policies. Learn about events throughout May 2022 at

The School of Social Work will be hosting the following webinars on May 17, 2022.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST
“Violence Prevention: Strategies to Promote Safety and Health”
Presenter: Rachel Garthe, Assistant Professor
1.0 CEU available

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST
“Trauma informed care during disasters: evidence-based strategies to aid in community recovery”
Presenter: Tara Leytham Powell, Associate Professor
1.0 CEU available


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