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Milwaukee’s Trauma Response Team
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In our constant effort to update our HealingWorks community on all things healing, here is another interesting article by Maura Ewing that you might enjoy.
For many victims of crime, the intersections between police, clinicians, and victim service providers has been marked by a seemingly endless array of shortfalls and shortcomings. While all of the interested parties struggle to perform their respective tasks effectively, and with the best of intentions, the people they want to assist are often left disillusioned by the shear complexity of all. Milwaukee is among the cities that may have an answer. Milwaukee has adopted an innovative form of trauma informed policing that takes a major step in bringing together the once, seemingly, disparate roles of police officers and clinicians. Milwaukee’s Trauma-informed Response Team (TRT) enters the community and visits crime survivors to provide them with clinical care and trauma support in the wake of violence.
Read Maura Ewing’s BuzzFeed News article, “In Milwaukee, and cities across the country, mental health workers partner with cops to heal those left in the wake of violence through a science-driven police reform that may be immune to Trump-era politics.”
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HeaingWorks Program Director