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Wisconsin's First Lady Tonette Walker travels Wisconsin highlighting need for trauma-informed care

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin's First Lady Tonette Walker is traveling the state highlighting the need for trauma-informed care.

Walker was joined by a delegation from Oslo, Norway at the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

The Norwegian delegation hopes to learn more about Wisconsin's use of trauma-informed care which involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.

The First Lady says Sojourner is an example of the treatment's success because it gets to the root of the problem.

"We just can't keep building buildings after buildings and housing people as places where we can hold them. We need to get to the root of the problem which is really trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences," said First Lady Tonette Walker.

Through the First Lady's work with the group Fostering Futures, six Wisconsin agencies are currently implementing TIC principles. 

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