Resilient Wisconsin: Resources and Materials

Want to join us in building a Resilient Wisconsin? Share the resources and materials below with your family, friends, neighbors, and community leaders. Together, we can build a state that is connected, stronger, and thriving today, tomorrow, and beyond.

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Publications

Download and print these educational resources for all audiences.

The cover of the Moving Prevention Upstream brochure

Brochure: Moving Prevention Upstream
This brochure is about one community’s broken bridge that can help people understand the impact and importance of upstream prevention efforts. 

 
Coloring page with a mandala

Coloring sheet: Live Your Best Life (PDF)
This coloring sheet was designed as self-care activity for people of all ages with the message that opportunities for better health are all around you. Explore them everywhere you live, work, and play to live a full life. 

 
Coloring page with a dragon

Coloring sheet: Unleash You Inner Strength (PDF)
This coloring sheet was designed as self-care activity for people of all ages with the message that people are stronger than people know. The power to recover from setbacks, adapt to change, and overcome life’s challenges is within you.

 
Coloring page with a fish

Coloring sheet: Need a break? It's natural. (PDF)
This coloring sheet was designed as self-care activity for people of all ages with the message to keep the outdoors in mind when wanting to relax and recharge. Spending time in nature is a great way to get active and improve your mood.

 
Coloring page with words

Coloring sheet: Take Care of Your Whole Self (PDF)
This coloring sheet was designed as self-care activity for people of all ages with the message that good health happens in our bodies and minds, and in our actions and relationships. Take care of your whole health for a better life.

 
Coloring page with bunnies

Coloring sheet: Care Goes the Distance (PDF)
This coloring sheet was designed as self-care activity for children with the message that staying connected to the people who matter most is important.

 
 Healing comes from relationships built on nine trauma-informed practices

Fact sheet: Healing Comes From Relationships (PDF)
This one page fact sheet lists the nine practices of trauma-informed care.

 
 In this together: Understanding the effects of collective trauma

Fact sheet: In This Together: Understanding the Effects of Collective Trauma (PDF)
This one page fact sheet defines collective trauma, why it is harmful, and coping strategies.

 
The cover of the Hope in Action report

Report: Hope in Action: An Environmental Scan of Trauma-Informed Efforts to Prevent and Address Substance Harm in Wisconsin (PDF)
This report features information on the efforts of over 70 community programs working at the intersections of trauma and substance harm. By identifying what’s working well, what to avoid, and opportunities to maximize impacts, this report is a helpful tool for organizations seeking best practices, tools, and techniques for addressing the root causes of harmful substance use.

 
Front page of the About Resilient Wisconsin handout

Report: Resilient Wisconsin 2021 Progress Report
This report highlights accomplishments of the Resilient Wisconsin initiative.

 
 Applying the parallel values of trauma-informed practices

Tip sheet: Applying the Parallel Values of Trauma-Informed Practices (PDF)
This tip sheet is for organizations seeking to apply the practices of trauma-informed care.

 
Developing parallel skills for trauma-informed practice

Tip sheet: Developing Parallel Skills for Trauma-Informed Practice (PDF)
This tip sheet is for professionals who provide services and support for people who have experienced trauma and toxic stress.

 
 First responder toolkit

Toolkit: First Responders (PDF)
This toolkit connects to a training presentation for first responders. It offers resources to manage the stress that comes with being a first responder.

 

Social media

Raise awareness of Resilient Wisconsin through posts on social media. Tag all of your posts with #ResilientWisconsin. 

Facebook posts

Promote Resilient Wisconsin on your personal, business, and/or organization's Facebook page. Use the posts below. Contact us with questions or concerns about these items.

Instructions

  1. Tap the image to open it.
  2. Save the image to your device.
  3. Upload the image to your Facebook page.
  4. Use the text above the image to complete the post.

First responders

Being a first responder doesn’t mean putting your own health and wellbeing last. Our short training video on managing toxic #stress and #trauma can help Wisconsin’s helpers build the #resilience they need to keep serving their community and avoid burnout. Watch it here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/trauma-toxic-stress.htm#fr-training. #ResilientWisconsin 

Respond to your health first

Resilient Wisconsin Month (May)

Let’s band together this May for #ResilientWisconsin Month. Get to know the skills and strengths that can help you deal with and recover from life’s toughest moments. Now is a perfect time to start building a healthier life. Visit resilient.wi.gov today!

Make this month resilient


What does #resilience look like? Staying in touch with your feelings. Staying flexible when problems pop up. And staying connected to supportive loved ones. That’s not all! During #ResilientWisconsin Month, learn about resilience and what it can do for you. Learn more here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Resilience is a mark of strength

Winter resilience

Bouncing back can feel harder when long #winter months are dragging you down. #Resilience-building habits like connecting with friends and eating and sleeping well can help. Find more practical tips for living a healthy, resilient life at resilient.wi.gov. #ResilientWisconsin

Its resilience season


Don’t forget to take your emotional temperature this #winter. Understanding your #feelings and where they come from helps you build #resilience and recognize signs of #stress and #depression. That way you can make healthy changes and ask for help if you need it. Need #help? Start here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm. #ResilientWisconsin

Whats your emotional temp

Resilience types

Did you know there are different types of #resilience? They all work to help us overcome life’s challenges in different ways. And just like our #muscles, we can strengthen each one! Learn how build your physical, mental, social and emotional resilience today with #ResilientWisconsin: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Build every kind of resilience

Community resilience

#Resilience isn’t just important for people. Communities face challenges, too. But when we all work together in support of policies and programs that build on our strengthens and support our most vulnerable neighbors, we create a more #ResilientWisconsin! Don't know where to start? Start here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Community resilience matters

Self-care

Taking time to relax, to enjoy a favorite #hobby, or stretch your mind and muscles? Don’t feel guilty! Feel #smart. Investing in #self-care makes you more ready to handle whatever comes next. That helps everyone around you. It’s what #resilience is all about! Get self-care tips here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Selfcare isnt selfish

Influences

What influences our #health? It’s not just #diet or #exercise. Our whole health is shaped by our whole life, from our family history and childhood experiences to the places where we live, work, and play. See what’s impacting your well-being at resilient.wi.gov. #ResilientWisconsin

Health is all around you

Help

When times get tough, it’s easy to feel all alone or that you need to handle things by yourself. But you’re not alone. Help is always close. #ResilientWisconsin can connect you to free and local support, from immediate help to specific resources of need: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/help.htm

We all need help sometimes

Instagram posts

Promote Resilient Wisconsin on your personal, business, and/or organization's Instagram page. Use the posts below. Contact us with questions or concerns about these items.

Instructions

  1. Tap the image to open it.
  2. Save the image to your device.
  3. Upload the image to your Instagram feed.
  4. Use the text above the image to complete the post.

First responders

Being a first responder doesn’t mean putting your own health and wellbeing last. Our short training video on managing toxic #stress and #trauma can help Wisconsin’s helpers build the #resilience they need to keep serving their community and avoid burnout. Watch it here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/trauma-toxic-stress.htm#fr-training. #ResilientWisconsin 

Respond to your health first 

Resilient Wisconsin Month (May)

Let’s band together this May for #ResilientWisconsin Month. Get to know the skills and strengths that can help you deal with and recover from life’s toughest moments. Now is a perfect time to start building a healthier life. Visit resilient.wi.gov today!

Make this month resilient


What does #resilience look like? Staying in touch with your feelings. Staying flexible when problems pop up. And staying connected to supportive loved ones. That’s not all! During #ResilientWisconsin Month, learn about resilience and what it can do for you. Learn more here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Resilience is a mark of strength

Winter resilience

Bouncing back can feel harder when long #winter months are dragging you down. #Resilience-building habits like connecting with friends and eating and sleeping well can help. Find more practical tips for living a healthy, resilient life at resilient.wi.gov. #ResilientWisconsin

Its resilience season


Don’t forget to take your emotional temperature this #winter. Understanding your #feelings and where they come from helps you build #resilience and recognize signs of #stress and #depression. That way you can make healthy changes and ask for help if you need it. Need #help? Start here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm. #ResilientWisconsin

Whats your emotional temp

Resilience types

Did you know there are different types of #resilience? They all work to help us overcome life’s challenges in different ways. And just like our #muscles, we can strengthen each one! Learn how build your physical, mental, social and emotional resilience today with #ResilientWisconsin: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Build every kind of resilience

Community resilience

#Resilience isn’t just important for people. Communities face challenges, too. But when we all work together in support of policies and programs that build on our strengthens and support our most vulnerable neighbors, we create a more #ResilientWisconsin! Don't know where to start? Start here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Community resilience matters

Self-care

Taking time to relax, to enjoy a favorite #hobby, or stretch your mind and muscles? Don’t feel guilty! Feel #smart. Investing in #self-care makes you more ready to handle whatever comes next. That helps everyone around you. It’s what #resilience is all about! Get self-care tips here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm.

Selfcare isnt selfish

Influences

What influences our #health? It’s not just #diet or #exercise. Our whole health is shaped by our whole life, from our family history and childhood experiences to the places where we live, work, and play. See what’s impacting your well-being at resilient.wi.gov. #ResilientWisconsin

Health is all around you

Help

When times get tough, it’s easy to feel all alone or that you need to handle things by yourself. But you’re not alone. Help is always close. #ResilientWisconsin can connect you to free and local support, from immediate help to specific resources of need: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/help.htm

We all need help sometimes


Videos

The Resilient Wisconsin video library features more than 50 videos accessible in multiple languages. The videos includes first responders and other helpers sharing their stories of resiliency. Some of the videos are available below. View them all on YouTube.

 

Webcasts

These training webcasts are offered for general education only. No certificate of completion is available.

Trauma-Informed Care: Putting Humanity Back Into Human Services

This training webcast for people working in helper professions provides an overview of trauma, explores trauma in the workplace, provides an overview of trauma-informed care, and explores trauma-informed supervision. Watch the video

Resilience: The Path to Hope and Meaning

This training webcast for people working in helper professions provides an overview of adverse childhood experiences and trauma, explores adverse childhood experiences data in Wisconsin, and highlights strategies to build resilience. Watch the video

Resilient Wisconsin: First Responder Training

This is a free video training for EMS professionals, firefighters, and law enforcement officers. It provides information on how to recognize the symptoms and risks associated with toxic stress and tools for self-care and asking for help when needed to improve mental and physical health. Watch the video.

 

Resilient Wisconsin: Trauma-Informed News and Notes

The monthly "Resilient Wisconsin: Trauma-Informed News and Notes" email bulletin features articles, funding opportunities, research, and training opportunities related to adverse childhood experiences, trauma, toxic stress, and more. 

Last Revised: January 8, 2023