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Trauma: WAFCA Urges Congressional Delegation to Keep Kids in Families (Release, 6.27.18)

Mental Health: 3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Conference - June 22, 2018  (Release, 6.18.18)

Mental Health: New Law Broadens Unaccompanied Youths' Access to Mental Health Services (Beloit Daily News, 4.30.18)

Foster Care: Gov. Scott Walker signs bills in Wausau, La Crosse to prop up foster care system (Wausau Daily Herald, 4.4.18)
             Governor's Release on Foster Forward Bill Signings (4.4.18)

Mental Health: Oprah Winfrey shifts views on people, philanthropy after studying childhood trauma in Milwaukee  (JSOnline, 3.7.18)

Trauma: Oprah Winfrey shifts views on people, philanthropy after studying childhood trauma in Milwaukee (JSOnline, 3.7.18)

Foster Care: Task Force Announces "Foster Forward" Proposals (Release 11.28.17) (WAFCA Release)

Trauma: By understanding trauma, Wisconsin youth find path to healing (JSOnline, 10.26.17)

Mental Health: Governor Walker Directs DHS to Increase Investment, Improve Access to Treatment for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders (10.24.17) (WAFCA Press Release -  WAFCA Applauds Expansion of Mental Health Access 10.24.17) (JSOnline, 10.24.17)

Trauma: Wisconsin aims to be first trauma-informed state; seven state agencies lead the way (, 10.1.17)

Mental Health: Wisconsin schools will get more therapists, social workers, aid for kids in crisis (Post Crescent, 9.29.17)

Foster Care: Stakeholders: Drugs are fueling foster care crisis in Wisconsin (LaCrosse Tribune, 9.28.17)

Health Care: US Senate Ends Latest Effort to Replace ACA (9.26.17, AP)

Health Care: National Organization of State Associations of Children Urge Opposition to Graham-Cassidy (9.26.17)

Foster Care: 

Budget: WAFCA Release - Budget Advances Key Initiatives for Family Services and Student Mental Health (9.21.17)

Budget: WAFCA Release - WAFCA Commends JFC Action to Support Student Mental Health

Foster Care: Task Force on Foster Care Holds First Informational Hearing (WAFCA Release)

Foster Care: Speaker Announces New Task Force on Foster Care (6.28.17) (WAFCA Release)

Health Care: WAFCA Urges Congress to Protect Access to Health and Mental Health Care (6.20.17)

Budget: WAFCA Release: Joint Finance Committee Advances School-Based Mental Health (5.25.17)

Health Care: WAFCA Comments on BadgerCare Reform Draft 1115 Demonstration Waiver Amendment (5.19.17)

Budget: Joint Finance Hearing Presses DHS on Medicaid Mental Health Rates (Kids in Crisis, WI Rapid Tribune, 4.6.17)

Trauma: Journal Sentinel Feature Series on Legacy of Historical Trauma and Poverty in Milwaukee (JSOnline)

Health care:  Don't forget the kids as you debate a new health care bill (JSOnline OpEd by Peggy Troy, Children's Hospital of WI, 4.6.17)

Budget:  Promising provisions for children and families More (2/9/17)

Mental Health: Kids in Crisis Series invites submission of stories on youth mental health More... (1/12/17)

Substance Abuse: Governor calls special session of the Legislature to address opioid epidemic (1/5/17)

Mental Health: Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health (OCMH) released their 2016 report to the Legislature. (1/3/17)

Child Welfare: DCF releases 2015 reports on Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect and Wisconsin Children in Out-of-Home Care (DCF, 12.29.16)

Mental Health: $6 million sought for school mental health (Post Crescent, 12.27.16)

State Legislature: The tentative calendar has been released for the 2017-18 Wisconsin Legislative session.  The calendar still needs to be officially adopted as a joint resolution next year.  2017-18 Calendar