Trauma-Informed Care - Collaboration

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.
Last Revised: October 2, 2015