Mar 23, 2018, NPR Illinois: Students Suffering from Non-School Adversity Can Receive Help http://news.wsiu.org/post/students-suffering-non-school-adversity-can-receive-help#stream/0 Schools in 15 southern Illinois counties can participate in a program to help students deal with stress outside the classroom. The Consortium for Educational Change and the Partnership for Resilience received a 50-thousand dollar grant to support a program to limit the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACES. The consortium's executive director Mary Jane Morris says many students in the area suffer from broken homes or other trauma. "Whether it be physical or mental abuse. Anything that might be traumatizing to a student, even bullying. Anything that causes an impact on a student would be considered trauma."… "A student who has been traumatized, it's really difficult for them to think and concentrate….