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  • First Lady Tonette Walker: Wisconsin is Leading the Nation on Trauma-Informed Care

    Hosts “Breakfast of Trauma-Informed Champions” for Norwegian Delegation in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE – First Lady Tonette Walker today hosted a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) event in Milwaukee highlighting TIC implementation throughout Wisconsin with a governmental delegation from Norway.

    “Wisconsin is a national leader when it comes to implementing Trauma-Informed Care,” said First Lady Tonette Walker. “Through Trauma-Informed Care we are able to change outcomes for children and families in Wisconsin, the United States, and around the world. Here in Wisconsin, we have seen TIC make a difference in our communities. By partnering with experts and sharing our ideas and best practices, we can amplify our positive results. I am excited to continue working with this Norwegian delegation and any other governments to bring Trauma-Informed Care to the forefront.”

    Thu, 04/05/2018

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  • First Lady Tonette Walker Highlights the Need for Trauma-Informed Care to be Fully Incorporated in Wisconsin, the United States, and Globally

    Hosts Norwegian Delegation in Waupaca, Kashena, and Milwaukee

    WAUPACA – First Lady Tonette Walker with a delegation from Oslo, Norway today discussed Wisconsin’s leading role in practicing and implementing Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). The group visited the Waupaca County Health and Human Services Department, the Menominee Tribal Keshena School, and the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee.

    Wed, 04/04/2018

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  • First Lady Tonette Walker Highlights the Need for Trauma-Informed Care to be Fully Incorporated in Wisconsin, the United States, and Globally

    Hosts Norwegian Delegation in Waupaca, Kashena, and Milwaukee

    WAUPACA – First Lady Tonette Walker with a delegation from Oslo, Norway today discussed Wisconsin’s leading role in practicing and implementing Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). The group visited the Waupaca County Health and Human Services Department, the Menominee Tribal Keshena School, and the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee.

    Wed, 04/04/2018

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  • First Lady Tonette Walker Highlights the Need for Trauma-Informed Care to be Fully Incorporated in Wisconsin, the United States, and Globally

    Hosts Norwegian Delegation in Waupaca, Kashena, and Milwaukee

     

    WAUPACA – First Lady Tonette Walker with a delegation from Oslo, Norway today discussed Wisconsin’s leading role in practicing and implementing Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). The group visited the Waupaca County Health and Human Services Department, the Menominee Tribal Keshena School, and the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee.

    Wed, 04/04/2018

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  • First Lady Tonette Walker Applauds U.S. House for Passing Resolution Advancing Trauma Informed Care

    Wisconsin, Under the First Lady, is Leading the Nation on Trauma Informed Care

    MADISON – First Lady Tonette Walker released the following statement today thanking lawmakers for passing House Resolution 443 (H. Res. 443) yesterday. H. Res. 443, sponsored by Representative Mike Gallagher (R – WI) and co-sponsored by Representative Danny Davis (D – IL), passed the United States House of Representatives yesterday evening with overwhelming, bipartisan support on a voice vote.

    Our nation’s Representatives believe in the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, and recognize toxic stress as a major public health crisis. I applaud them for passing this crucial legislation and raising awareness about the importance of Trauma Informed Care at a national level.

    Tue, 02/27/2018

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  • Trauma Informed Pioneers: First Ladies Working to Heal Communities

    Fri, 03/17/2017

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  • Big turnout for Walker's walk

    By ERIN KELLY Staff writer | 

    BELOIT — Beloit may have broken a record associated with Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker.

    Walk With Walker event organizers speculated that Tuesday’s walk through Beckman Mill Park may have had the largest crowd in the event’s history with nearly 100 participants.

    The first lady has walked more than 50 nature paths around Wisconsin for Walk With Walker, which promotes fitness and spotlights local attractions.

    “It’s about connecting with neighbors and friends and talking to them about what’s important to them, but it’s also about getting moving,” Walker said. Walker said the event was originally supposed to focus completely on fitness but needed to change after only women with strollers and older people came.

    Thu, 08/18/2016

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  • Walking With Walker - First Lady Visits Waupaca

    Area residents joined First Lady Tonette Walker for a walk on Waupaca’s River Ridge Trail last week.

    The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Thursday, June 9 Walk with Walker in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

    Tue, 06/14/2016

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  • First Lady takes 50th Walk in Door County

    Wisconsin’s first lady visited Door County’s Peninsula State Park to take a morning walk with nature enthusiasts, residents, travelers and exercisers to promote the 50th Walk with Walker event she has coordinated since 2011.

    Thu, 05/12/2016

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  • Anderson: Protecting the victims of crime, so they can feel safe and heal

    Imagine that you have been the victim of a crime. The police have apprehended the perpetrator and the criminal justice system is ensuring that the person pays their debt to society. But for you, the nightmare is far from over. For you the process of healing from the trauma that is a direct result of the crime is just beginning.

    Mon, 04/18/2016

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