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Congress Introduces Resolution Recognizing Trauma Informed Care

Congress Introduces Resolution Recognizing Trauma Informed Care

This week Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) introduced H. Res. 443 with Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) recognizing the importance and effectiveness of trauma-informed care. Amidst the healthcare discussion and division among party lines, this resolution marks what may be the one nonpartisan health-related issue that policymakers can come together on.
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Logic’s Suicide Prevention Song Resonates with Youth

Logic’s Suicide Prevention Song Resonates with Youth

I was a little shocked to hear “1-800-273-8255” on the radio the first time – a story about someone feeling suicidal, but then coming back to a hopeful place again after talking with a counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a hotline whose number is the name of this song. The hit debuted at 61 in Billboard’s 200, which means it resonates with listeners. The song is a collaboration between Logic, ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid. In a Tweet from the artist, Logic said “I felt co...
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Trauma Informing the Trump Administration – Tonette Walker Meets with Cabinet Leaders

Trauma Informing the Trump Administration – Tonette Walker Meets with Cabinet Leaders

Wisconsin has been on the leading edge of trauma informed transformation at the state level for more than a decade, but when First Lady Tonette Walker took this on as her platform issue, the work advanced with new momentum. In partnership with Fostering Futures, Mrs. Walker has been working to prevent trauma and address adverse childhood experiences. While the work in Wisconsin continues, Mrs. Walker has her sights set even higher, now advocating to promote change at the federal level and with t...
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Connection - The Key to Healing and Resilience

Connection - The Key to Healing and Resilience

It’s been 23 years since I survived an attempted murder. Healing from that experience led me to dig deep into research and studies to learn more about how people heal – and, beyond that, how survivors of trauma live well again.
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Global Perspectives on Child Trauma and Education

Global Perspectives on Child Trauma and Education

Children face challenges as they grow and develop – and some can have lasting effects that can impede socialization, achievement, and physical health. During a panel discussion called “Trauma Informed Approaches to Education,” experts examined ways that trauma is being addressed around the world to ensure that children have the best opportunity to learn, develop, and be safe.
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Trauma Informed Pioneers: First Ladies Working to Heal Communities

Trauma Informed Pioneers: First Ladies Working to Heal Communities

Tonette Walker, First Lady of Wisconsin, is an unexpected leader in the movement to transform healthcare and our communities to become trauma informed, and she has been paving the path for others to join in. Ms. Walker describes how she came to take on this issue with such passion – noting that at the orientation retreat for gubernatorial spouses, everyone was asked to take on an issue they care deeply about. For First Lady Walker that would be trauma informed care and she began her work to tra...
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The Trauma Of Trump: Moral Injury And Self-Care

The Trauma Of Trump: Moral Injury And Self-Care

These are incredible times, with change happening more quickly in our country than most of us could have anticipated. This change comes after an election that left many feeling a kind of moral injury – and now the stress of uncertainty, intensifying fear, and attack on civil rights has presented new challenges to mental health and wellness in America.
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