Fostering Futures

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014
     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.

 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:

Project Progress Summary Report 1/1/2013 - 8/31/2013
Project Progress Summary Report 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

    Casey Family Programs
     Fostering Hope Foundation
     Fresh Start Family Services, Inc.
     Office of the First Lady of Wisconsin
     SET Ministry, Inc.
     Wisconsin Department of Children and Families  
     Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health

 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
Contact Us

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