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What is CCR up to? Click on a news item to see updates and recaps of CCR trainings, programming and discussions, and to see what our partners are doing with civic reflection out in the world.

Strengthening Interfaith Service Leaders at Valparaiso University

May 24 2012

in October 2011, Adam Davis, Director of The Center for Civic Reflection, offered a civic reflection facilitation training to a dozen students from Valparaiso University (Christ College), preparing them to become interfaith service leaders on campus. In their evaluations, participants commented that the training pushed them in their personal and professional reflective practices and strengthened their passion for interfaith and cross-cultural activities.

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CCR Launches Initiative for Hospice and Palliative Care Teams

May 24 2012

With generous support from Prince Charitable Trusts, the Center for Civic Reflection launched a Fall 2011 initiative called "Strengthening Those Who Serve: Reflective Reading and Discussion Programs for Palliative Care and Hospice Teams." This program helped six hospices and palliative care teams in the Chicago area to launch civic reflection programs: Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Rush University Medical Center, and University of Chicago Medical Center. It provided nurses, doctors, social workers and other staff members with an opportunity to reflect together on the meaning of service in health care. The "Strengthening Those Who Serve" program followed a successful two-year pilot by the Palliative Care Service at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago's largest public hospital. An evaluation of the program's impact in 2009 indicated that the Reflective Reading series has enhanced the job satisfaction of members of the Palliative Care Service and increased their ability to work both with one another and with the patients they serve.

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Adam Davis Gives Keynote Speech at Loyola University Chicago

May 02 2012

Executive Director of the Center for Civic Reflection, Adam Davis, gave a keynote address entitled, "Deepening Teaching and Learning: Engaging Students Through Civic Reflection" at the Focus on Teaching event at Loyola University Chicago on January 13, 2011. After the speech and a brief question-and-answer session, Davis led two civic reflection breakout sessions with faculty and staff from departments and disciplines across the university including nursing, law, business, literature, environmental science and experiential learning. Watch the video here.

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