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Behind the Headlines: Trauma-Informed Care

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Best Place (The Great Hall)
923 W. Juneau Ave. Milwaukee WI, 53233

Behind the Headlines:
Learn how trauma-informed care is helping to heal children and adults in
Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin who have been affected by generational trauma.

As part of our continuing effort to encourage in-depth analysis of the most important issues in our
community, the Milwaukee Press Club is pleased to present this Behind the Headlines program.

Last fall, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published its series “A Time to Heal,” which focused on the downward spiral of trauma, poverty, unemployment, crime and desperation that has afflicted large sections of Milwaukee since the mass loss of industrial jobs beginning in the 1970s. Families who once owned homes and held well-paying jobs deteriorated as they were overwhelmed by the effects of poverty, often sinking into violence, drug abuse, child neglect and crime. Those consequences lead to trauma, and its impact is felt in subsequent generations, especially among children. Since that series was published, much attention has focused on an initiative called trauma-informed care, which is offered in Milwaukee, notably at SaintA as well as at the Nia Imani Family, Inc. center. Oprah Winfrey featured their work in her recent 60 Minutes segment on this topic, and Marquette University has begun its own community initiative to help those affected by trauma.

What:  The Milwaukee Press Club is bringing together experts to discuss the causes and symptoms of trauma in the Milwaukee community and efforts to heal those affected through trauma-informed care.

When:  Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Best Place (In The Great Hall), 923 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Panel of experts: (listed alphabetically):

  • Tim Grove – Chief clinical officer at SaintA
  • Belinda Pittman-McGee – Executive director at Nia Imani Family, Inc.
  • Tonette Walker –  Wisconsin’s First Lady and lead for Fostering Futures
  • Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD – Medical College of Wisconsin

Guest experts will respond to questions from a media panel, followed by audience participation.

Media panel:

  • Rory Linnane – Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/ USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
  • Carole Meekins – Anchor/reporter at TMJ4​
  • Chuck Quirmbach – WPR-Milwaukee

Supporting Sponsors:

Compass Properties, LLC

Milwaukee Bucks

Hosted by:

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Cost and Registration:

The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students.  Lunch is included. Seating will be limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors:

  • Compass Properties

  • Milwaukee Bucks


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