Trauma-Informed Care Workgroup

Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Action Team Goal Statement 

Systems are family-friendly, trauma-informed, easy to navigate, equitable, and inclusive of people with diverse cultures, ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. ​

Why do we need Trauma-Informed Care?

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Wisconsin's Continuum of Trauma-Informed Care

The Trauma-Informed Care action team recommends using the framework below to guide organizations in TIC transformation.  See a complete description of the framework, along with resources for specific agencies and sectors, here: WI Continuum and Wisconsin Resources.

​Trauma Aware
Trauma Sensitive​Trauma Responsive​Trauma Informed​
​Organizations become aware of how prevalent trauma is and begin to consider that trauma might impact their clientele and staff.Organizations scan the environment for the principles of trauma-informed care (safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, empowerment); build consensus around the principles; consider the implications of adopting the principles; and prepare for change.
Organizations highlight the role that trauma and resilience play in people's lives. Staff changes routines and organizational infrastructure.​Organizations make trauma-responsive practices the norm. The trauma model is embedded and no longer depends on a few leaders. The organization works with other partners to strengthen collaboration around being trauma- informed. ​

TIC Projects

TIC mapping initiative: A collection of initiatives and agencies working on Trauma-informed care across Wisconsin. Fill out the TIC survey for your agency!
Trauma-Informed Care Policy Workshops: A series of workshops providing local and state lawmakers with the tools needed to become trauma-informed.

The TIC action team additionally highlights the following as measurement of a TIC designation: 

  • Family input is used to continually improve services
  • Families experience services as empowering, seamless, and responsive to their needs and strengths

For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact work, please contact Karen at 608-267-7792 or at ​