Our Vision: Wisconsin’s
children are safe, nurtured and
supported to achieve their optimal mental health and well-being. Systems are family-friendly, easy to
navigate, equitable, and inclusive of all people.
Our Purpose: To promote the integration of trauma-informed practices into children’s mental health services by increasing the knowledge and skills for families, communities, and the current and future workforce.
Why We Meet: The following indicators are some of the topics we are tracking which drive the Trauma-Informed Care Team and illustrate the current state of children’s mental health and well-being:
- Indicators that measure trauma such as: low income youth, foster care placements, child abuse and neglect
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
How We Improve Systems: The Trauma-Informed Care Team has developed and offered statewide workshops on relevant trauma-informed care topics that educate and equip the workforce to implement trauma-informed care practices in their organizations. Topics have included:
- Vicarious Trauma/Secondary Trauma/Self-Care
- Enhancing Family Engagement by Understanding Cultural and Historical Trauma
- Operationalizing Trauma-Informed Care in Your Organization
- Working with Children and Families in the Home: Safety as a Foundation of Trauma-Informed Care
Our Current Partners: Members of the Trauma-Informed Care Team include lived experience leaders, tribal nation, state departments (Department of Health Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Public Instruction), local county/city health departments, non-profit organizations focused on trauma-informed care and children/families, and healthcare systems.
We welcome you to join this effort for increased collaboration and coordination. For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact work, please contact us at OCMH@wisconsin.gov.