On February 18, Aspiring Women of Color (AWOC) relaunched with an open house. The Affinity Group welcomed women of all colors, with a range of experiences, to gather, chat and learn about the group’s mission and goals. This year, Marsades Porter, family preservation specialist supervisor will lead the group along with Lilia Figueroa, child welfare supervisor and Maria Andrade, child … Continue
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(From Biz Times Milwaukee) SaintA hires John Schmidt as CFO to oversee finance, IT and environmental services. Schmidt has extensive experience leading notable organizations such as MIAD and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
(From USA Today) When asked “What’s next for Jayme Closs,” Adrianne Walschinski from the Clinic at SaintA said it will be a balance between making sure Jayme has extra support and allowing her to feel normal.
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Trauma informed experts, including from the Clinic at SaintA, weigh in on how it may be possible for 13-year old Jayme begin to heal.
(From GrowHope.net) SaintA and others recently celebrated 19 Milwaukee-area children who were adopted from foster care during an event on Nov. 16, 2018.
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Healing Trauma Conference kicked off with a keynote address from L. Song Richardson from UC-Irvine Law School. The topic? Something inherently personal to Milwaukee.
(From WISN TV) Adrienne Pedersen spoke to a Milwaukee youth about race and trauma prior to a three-day conference on Healing Trauma.
(From TMJ4 Positively Milwaukee) Carole Meekins spent time at the Healing Trauma Conference sponsored by Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM).
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) On the eve of last month’s Healing Trauma Conference, a local writer asked: Can Milwaukee be the most trauma-informed city in the country?
From a recorded welcome by Oprah Winfrey to input from a variety of local and nationally recognized experts, 1,400 people came together at the city’s new Fiserv Forum Wednesday evening Sept. 26 to learn how to do their part to heal Milwaukee.A Community Gathering on Race and Trauma was hosted by SaintA and sponsored by Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee, SWIM, … Continue →
With sold-out attendance on both days, the Healing Trauma, Healthy Communities conference Sept. 27 and 28 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee tackled questions of how to understand trauma and its effects and how to create and maintain healthy communities. The conference was hosted by SaintA and sponsored by SWIM, Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee, a multi-disciplinary group dedicated to inspiring … Continue →
Imagine you are a vulnerable young girl, with a history of family disruption and abuse, little to no parental involvement, and possible mental health needs. Along comes a very smooth young man with a cute, gentle name such as Pooh Bear. He’s nice looking, he buys you hair extensions and nice clothes, pays for you to have your nails done, … Continue →
On Wednesday, August 9, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. August’s topic was on foster youth identity. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had nearly 125,000 potential impressions, reaching 8,501 people. If you missed this month’s #FosterChat, you can join us next month … Continue →
On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and special guest expert, Dr. King through Rogers Behavioral Health. July’s topic was on Mental Health Support for Foster Youth. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 100,000 potential impressions, reaching 13,073 … Continue →
As part of its inclusivity work, the SaintA Equity Council is proud to sponsor the LGBTQ Affinity Group. The group was founded by Monika Walbergh, Child Welfare Case Manager; Misty Knuteson, Family Preservation Specialist; Thomas Ecks, Community Engagement Specialist; Jenny Keefe, Family Preservation Program Manager; and Sarah Morschauser, Child Welfare Case Manager. The group provides its members and agency colleagues … Continue →