GREEN BAY—Governor Scott Walker joined by First Lady Tonette Walker and the Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health Elizabeth Hudson today visited the Boys and Girls Club to sign a proclamation declaring May 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month and Tuesday, May 22, 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Day in the State of Wisconsin.
“Trauma-Informed Care is a way to improve the lives of children and families throughout Wisconsin,” said Governor Scott Walker. “With the leadership of my wife, First Lady Tonette Walker, our state has become a leader incorporating Trauma-Informed Care into state and country programs and policies. Beyond that, Tonette has also been a leader in bringing Trauma-Informed Care to the national stage and to other state governments. By recognizing Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month and Trauma-Informed Care Day, we are educating more individuals about the role toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can play in shaping someone’s life. With Trauma-Informed Care, everyone has a role to play.”
Trauma-Informed Care shifts perspectives from blaming people for their problems to using the science of ACEs to guide support and the creation of new policies and practices. By building an understanding of how the past impacts the present, connections are made that progress towards healing and recovery. Being trauma-informed means recognizing the impact of traumatic stress and changing the way we see, interpret, and interact with people.
[For more on this press release by Gov. Scott Walker, go to https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pre...-has-a-role-to-play/]