As news of the unconscionable murder of George Floyd filled the airwaves and then the streets earlier this month, the collective pain was palpable in Milwaukee and in our nation. It was an incident of brutality that shook the world. And the world’s still shaking. At SaintA, heartfelt discussions across our organization unearthed the concern that we should not reduce … Continue
Tag: Trauma Informed Care
The Vel R. Phillips School is unlike any other school. As a part of the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center, its students are placed in secure detention. Many are awaiting court decisions that could severely impact their lives. Roughly half of the student population has a learning or behavioral disability. Most are only there temporarily, and students attend classes … Continue
(Neurosequential Network) This brief (15 min) video with Dr. Bruce Perry discusses how the pattern of stress can determine risk or resilience.
(Neurosequential Network) Brain activity shifts in response to external stimuli, like stress. Find out how your capacity to meet the moment depends on ability to regulate. Dr. Perry explains.
(Neurosequential Network) Emotional contagion describes how social beings need their clans. But what if we can’t be with our clan because of physical distancing. Dr. Perry offers leadership advice.
(Taylor & Francis Online) A recently released journal article outlines findings significant to child welfare case management in Milwaukee and potentially throughout Wisconsin. (Free Abstract)
(From NBA.com) SaintA was among 15 nonprofits to receive more than $300,00o in funding from the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation. Funds will go to youth programs for those who have aged out of foster care.
SaintA has an exceptional child welfare program, but a new endeavor aims to keep families out of it completely. The Early Intervention Services (EIS) program, a subset of the agency’s Intensive In-Home Program, is a short- term intervention that connects families with long-term supports. EIS case managers work with Initial Assessment (IA), the government entity that receives and analyzes reports of … Continue
On Feb. 28, Penny Liddell, SaintA family services supervisor, celebrated Black History Month along with FBI Milwaukee and several other notable organizations by remembering Vel Phillips. She joined Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Deputy Editor Adam Carr and Professor of History at Marquette University Dr. Robert Smith for a panel hosted by FBI Milwaukee’s Diversity and Inclusion … Continue
(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
Join us in September for the Healing Trauma, Healthy Communities Conference at the Wisconsin Center! 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
The images of despair at our southern border have been difficult to watch, and even harder to comprehend. We are encouraged by yesterday’s Executive Order stating that family unity is an imperative along with border security, but remain concerned about the safety and wellbeing of the children. As a 168-year-old human services organization whose vision is for every child and … Continue