First Lady Tonette Walker

First Lady Tonette Walker Congratulates Congressmen Gallagher (WI), Davis (IL) for Creating Trauma-Informed Care Caucus

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MADISON – First Lady Tonette Walker released the following statement congratulating Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-R) and Congressman Danny Davis (IL-D) on the creation of the Trauma-Informed Care Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have lifelong impacts on children’s physical health, mental health, ability to learn, and ability to create and maintain relationships. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) helps us to address the root of these problems and improve outcomes for these children. Thank you to Congressman Gallagher and Congressman Davis for once again taking the lead in Washington and bringing national attention to the importance of TIC and the Science of ACEs by creating the Trauma-Informed Care Caucus. They are valuable allies in teaching more people nationwide about the power of TIC.”

Earlier this year the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 443, which recognizes the importance, effectiveness, and need for TIC and encourages its use within existing federal government programs. Through Fostering Futures and the First Lady’s leadership, six Wisconsin agencies are already implementing TIC principles: Department of Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Workforce Development, Department of Children and Families, and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Today is Trauma-Informed Care Day in Wisconsin. More information on Trauma Informed Care Day can be found here.

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