Our Mission: 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 training for the workforce on relevant trauma-informed care topics with the goal of implementing trauma-informed care practices. Current training is on COVID-19 and Trauma-Informed Care – Collective Trauma 101. Two training segments are available for viewing and each have a discussion toolkit for further learning. Segments are: 1) Definitions & General Information, and 2) Strategies for Coping.
Prior 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.