Many state agencies are focused on building trauma-informed care understanding and application in Wisconsin. The following is a list of examples of these efforts.
Department of Health Services: Shift Your Perspective
- Training and technical assistance to organizations seeking to learn more about trauma-informed care and how to apply it.
- Listserv provides bi-weekly news and notes on trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences to interested individuals. (Sign-up for the Listserv)
Department of Children and Families: Brighter Futures Program
- Supports proven practices for positive youth development and prevention strategies.
- Services began in March 2015 in seven county sites.
Department of Corrections: Juvenile Corrections
- Adopted the Seeking Safety curriculum through the Transformation Transfer Initiative grant.
- Cognitive-behavioral program designed to treat substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
- Changes to the physical space.
Department of Public Instruction: School Climate Transformation
- Support for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to approximately 1,200 schools.
- Develop a school-based mental health training to enhance support and emotional development.
First Lady Tonette Walker: Fostering Futures
- Integrate trauma-informed care principles into relationships, culture, policies and practices, promoting safe, stable and nurturing relationships. (Fostering Futures website)
- Three pilot sites focused on implementing trauma-informed care: Menomonie Tribe, Douglas County, and Milwaukee's Harambee neighborhood.