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Statement on Highland Park Shooting

Photo Credit: Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune

In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting, this one very close to home at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, Erikson extends our condolences and full support to the victims, their families and the entire Highland Park community. We also reaffirm our commitment to addressing gun violence through advocacy and activism.

Gun violence, exacerbated by easy access to automatic weapons, continues to shatter our nation and inflict fear and pain on everyone—including families with young children across Chicago’s city neighborhoods and suburbs. As experts in child development, we understand the devastating impact of early trauma and adverse experiences.

Erikson is here for the community. Our Center for Children and Families offers mental health services for families with children birth to eight. For more information, please visit

Photo Credit: Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune

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