There are many risk factors in today’s society. Among those most at risk for suicide are youth who have witnessed or experienced trauma, and may also be impacted by residual mental and substance abuse disorders. Suicide ideation, attempts, and completion can be triggered by everyday stressors such as academic pressure and bullying. The need to protect children and youth is expansive.


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Family Resources 


Suicide Loss Connections

Suicide Loss Connections is a support group that provides a safe space where people who have lost a friend, family member, or loved one to suicide can openly share their experiences, in an environment of hope, understanding, and respect. These Discussions are facilitated by Sherry Bryant a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Patty Johnstone, NAMI DuPage Resource Support Director.

Teen Support Group

NAMI DuPage in partnership with Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is offering a peer support group free of charge for high school teens dealing with mental health issues like sadness and anxiety. This group encourages teens to share their experiences with others who know what is like to live with similar issues. To teach and learn from each other about mental wellness.

Calling All Teens

Be an Advocate for a Healthier World
The Dupage County Prevention Leadership Team are seeking student volunteers to partner with the DuPage County Health Department as part of the Reality Illinois /Teen Advisory Panel to the DuPage County Health Department.  We are committed to positive youth development and preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

Parenting Resources for the Challenging Teen Years

The Downers Grove Township Division of Human Services is excited to provide this Parent Page as a community resource, which assists parents looking for community information, facts, or guidance on teenage alcohol/drug use, mental health, and healthy adolescent coping skills.

Crime Prevention Resources from

Lisle Police Department

Crime Prevention is something every resident should practice on a daily basis, so it becomes routine. Unfortunately, residents do not always know the necessary steps to protect themselves, their family and their property.

Counseling, Prevention and Mentoring Programs

360 Youth Services provides counseling services as varied as the issues that arise for those having difficulty at home, school, or in the community. Trained therapists offer a variety of professional counseling services for school-aged youth and families, as well as young adults. Including Educational groups for youth of all ages and their parents.

Parenting Resources when Facing Tough Situation

When your teen is facing a tough situation, it’s a lot easier to help them handle it when you’re armed with knowledge. These Parent resources from leading experts can help you feel confident and informed when having those sensitive conversations with your teen.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was created as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.


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Promoting trauma-informed school systems that provide prevention and early intervention strategies to create supportive and nurturing school environments.

Trauma Informed Schools

Meeting the needs of trauma-exposed students is best accomplished by a holistic, school-wide approach. The TRS-IA is a quality improvement tool designed to support schools and districts working to enhance their trauma responsive programming.

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention

The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools program is a school-based, group and individual intervention. Designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and behavioral problems, and improve peer and parent support, and coping skills.