Our Team

Donald H. Tyler

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Tyler has 26 years of experience providing a range of human services to persons exposed to chronic stress and trauma under the most severe social-ecological conditions. As Director of Clinical Services, his work includes substance-abuse counseling with adults on probation and parole; outreach, case management, drug and delinquency prevention programming for youth living in public housing; academic guidance and support for youth at risk of school failure; individual and family therapy for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system; assessment and early intervention for pre-school children and their parents, and comprehensive psychological services for children, adolescents, young adults, and families living in communities characterized by persistent poverty and high levels of community violence.

Since 2016, Dr. Tyler and his clinical team have been providing trauma-focused clinical services to young men at high risk of involvement in gun violence. Indeed, healing from trauma is at the heart of Chicago CRED’s mission to achieve a transformative reduction in gun violence in South and West side communities. Promoting the health and safety of the young adults at the epicenter of violence is critical to the development of strong families, peaceful neighborhoods, and prosperous communities.

Donald Tyler

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