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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Wisconsin's first lady took a stroll through the area Wednesday.
Tonette Walker, wife of Governor Scott Walker, was in Onalaska walking the Great River State Trail. It's part of her 'Walk with Walker' campaign, which promotes living a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the outdoors.
She says it's not only a way to stay active, but also a chance to connect with Wisconsin residents.
"It's so beautiful and it gives me a chance to get out, and meet people across the state, and get to hear from them, and what they're concerned about, and what they love about our state," said Walker.
This is the first lady's 44th walk in the four years of the campaign.
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Foster parents Doug and Diana Zwart of La Crosse were honored last week with the 2015 Governor’s Foster Care Award for their work with children in La Crosse County.
“Foster Care Month gives us an opportunity to thank the families who care for the vulnerable children in Wisconsin who have to be removed from their homes,” Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker said. “Foster parents play a critical role in helping these children take the first step of their journey towards healing and recovery.”
Foster parents since 2013, the Zwarts have taken exceptional measures to keep birth families involved in their foster children’s lives. The Zwarts have accepted placements of children with Native American heritage and have ensureed that they are respectful of tribal traditions. During one placement, the Zwarts made several trips to South Dakota to ensure that the children were remained connected to their family and their culture.
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