Resilient Children

As a therapist living and working in Tazewell County, I have heard first-hand about some of the devastation that has affected our community by the recent tornadoes in November. It has been encouraging seeing central Illinois come together during this difficult time to support their greater community. Please keep in mind that support will continue to be needed for Tazewell County as they work to rebuild in the next couple of years. After such an unexpected event, some are left with signs and symptoms of trauma. Working in an agency that specializes in sexual abuse counseling has given ABC Counseling staff a background to work from a lens of trauma-informed counseling with the clients we serve. Please see the article below to learn more about trauma’s effect on children and how we can all build resilience in the lives of our children.

Please note that the Peoria ABC office is moving to a new location in January 2014. We will be located at 7820 N. University St., Suite 101, Peoria, IL 61614. We hope to have an open house once we get settled in, so stay tuned for more information on the open house.

By: Sarah Maurer