GUESTS:   Sharyl Kato, Director and Child and Family Therapist, The Rainbow Project, Inc. and Elizabeth Hudson, head of the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health and member of Fostering Futures – integrating trauma-informed care into Wisconsin communities.

The traumatic event is over, but the person’s reaction to it is not. Chronic early trauma – especially when the personality is forming – can have a major impact on brain development and a child’s course of life.

On this program, Sharyl Kato and Elizabeth Hudson share findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. They describe how Wisconsin is investing in prevention programming, trauma-informed intervention and mental health and substance abuse services to improve the physical and mental health, socioeconomic status, and educational achievements of those who encounter trauma in their lives.

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