Former Chaddock Student Receives National Recognition
Jeanne Jimenez remembers when she came to live at Chaddock in the early 1990s. She was 14-years-old. Admittedly, it wasn’t a time in her life that held good memories. In fact, she said she remembers that time in her life as being full of anger and rage.
Fast forward about 25 years later and Jimenez is a wife, a mother, a college student, and is excited and surprised by one of her latest accomplishments. Jimenez is among the latest group of inductees into the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at John Wood Community College in Quincy. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society that recognizes academic success.
Family Solutions Preparing To Move
Chaddock’s Family Solutions is on the move and soon will be seeing clients in a new location.
After being located at the corner of Fourth and Hampshire in Quincy since 2009, the decision was made to move to a house at 24th and Chestnut, adjacent to Chaddock’s Foster & Adoption program.
A Relationship That Continues To Grow at Chaddock
When you hear the word ‘trauma’ your mind often times goes to the thought of a person who has suffered a severe physical injury.
But when Billy Kaplan uses the word trauma, it takes on a completely different meaning. To Kaplan, a trauma injury is something that has been caused by a physical, psychological or emotional event or a series of events in a person’s life.
Chaddock Announces Campus Expansion
Chaddock is beginning a new era of growth with the planned construction of a new school on their 32-acre campus in Quincy, IL.
This $12 million project will replace the current K-12 education facility. It will allow Chaddock to dramatically increase the number of children they’re currently able to serve, pave the way for the construction of more residential cottages, and set the stage for the development of a national training facility for mental health professionals on their campus.
The new school is designed to meet the special sensory and therapeutic needs of Chaddock’s student population, and will be roughly double the size of their current facility.
Education Continues To Grow At Chaddock
Jerry Douglas makes his way through the hallways of Chaddock School as students change classes. He’s greeted with a few smiles, some hellos and even a couple of high fives. Jerry is Chaddock’s Director of Education and Principal of the school.
Douglas knows that for some of the students, having direct interaction with adults in a positive way can be very trying. But breaking down barriers that some of them have built between themselves and adults, is exactly what Chaddock is trying to do.
Located in Quincy Illinois, Chaddock has become an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of children suffering from the effects of extreme abuse, trauma and neglect. They provide residential, therapeutic, and educational service to children ages 8-21.