Free Documentary ‘Paper Tigers’ Today


Come see a free showing tonight, Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 7:00 PM of ‘Paper Tigers’ at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. This showing is free and open to the pubic, and will include a panel discussion after the film.

The DeKalb County Trauma Informed Training Committee is working to make DeKalb County, Illinois a trauma informed community through incorporating knowledge about trauma in all aspects of service delivery and facilitating recovery and empowerment.  That means a community that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma and to help survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

By screening “Paper Tigers” and hosting a panel discussion with experts on trauma informed care, lived experience, foster care, and education, the committee hopes to develop a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed care that increases awareness of the harmful effect of trauma in children and adults, develop effective preventative, treatment and recovery support services reflecting the needs of the community population, provide training and tools that help systems identify trauma and intervene early and inform public policy that supports these efforts (SAMSHA). Sponsored by: DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board.

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Gracie Mott
Grace Mott is an NIU alumni. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx. eWorldLinx also has made and maintains over 100, mostly local, business websites.