La Crosse County aims to tackle childhood trauma within foster care system [www.wxow.com]

Building on the momentum of sharing her message during Gov. Scott Walker's 2017 State of the State Address, first lady Tonnette Walker is continuing to promote her initiative "Fostering Futures."

The idea behind the program is to aim to understand the effects of trauma in childhood and ask what happened to a child rather than what's wrong with them.

"We started in 2013 really taking a closer look at training our foster care providers, adoptive parents and birth parents who have kids that have been through adverse childhood experiences," Nancy Pohlman, Supervisor of Child & Family Services, said.

Click here to read more about La Crosse county's innovative and inclusive trauma-informed collaborative apporach to child welfare.

 

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