The 2017 , 16th Annual NRCI Conference, “Raising Resilient Children: Prioritizing Their Mental Health”, will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Beth Emet Synagogue. Register for the event now at our Eventbrite page!



This year’s 2016, 15th Annual Conference, “Mental Health: Why Does it Matter? A Compassionate Community Responds,” will be held on June 5th at the Beth Emet Synagogue. Registration is now open on our Eventbrite page.


The 2014 Annual Community Mental Health Conference, “Suicide: Responding and Creating Hope,” will be held on June 1 at the Beth Emet Synagogue.  Registration is now  open on our Eventbrite page.


THANK YOU to all who supported and attended this year’s Conference on TRAUMA.  Please stay tuned for announcements for next year’s Conference, which will focus on the issue of SUICIDE.


Don’t miss NRCI’s 12th Annual Community Mental Health Conference!


Save the Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013

The impact of Trauma is realized by every age group, race, ethnicity, socio-economic group, gender, community, and workforce.

Our panel this year:

  • Cassandra Kisiel, Ph.D. Dr. Kisiel is a Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Principal Investigator and Project Co-Director for the Treatment Services and Adaptation Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and a trauma consultant and Project Director for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Bradley Stolbach, Ph.D. Dr. Stolbach is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is the supervisor of Trauma-Related Psychological Services at La Rabida Children’s Hospital and Project Director of La Rabida’s Chicago Child Trauma Center. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois.
  • Tonier Cain is a consumer advocate with a powerful story to share. She is a courageous survivor of childhood abuse, addiction, unrelenting violence, and numerous incarcerations. Ms. Cain exemplifies the resiliency of the human spirit and now through her own professional work, widely promotes that “where there’s breath, there’s hope.” She is currently team leader for the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, within the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.

More details to follow. For questions, please contact us at 312-467-2552.