Fostering Futures

Project Overview (PDF)

8th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2013
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2014
    Award Amount:         $200,000

Project Goal Statement: To develop a plan to translate scientific evidence about adverse childhood experiences (ACE), trauma-informed care (TIC) and resiliency into practice within systems of care that impact Wisconsin children and families receiving child welfare services.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Laurene Gramling Laehn, CPA, SET Ministry, Inc.
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Casey Family Programs
  • Fostering Hope Foundation
  • Fresh Start Family Services, Inc.
  • Office of the First Lady of Wisconsin
  • SaintA
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
  • Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Lynn Sheets, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partner: Kelly Hodges, MD, Department of Pediatrics

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Conducted stakeholder meetings in each pilot community
    • Presentations about the project to the Governor's Cabinet, the National Governor's Association First Spouses Luncheon, and the National Governor's Association: Three Branch Institute
    • Developed brochure based on the learnings from the project with support from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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