By Paul Schmitt
The Door County Department of Human Services is offering an open house to educate the public on Trauma-informed care. Governor Scott Walker has declared May 22 Trauma-Informed Care Day in the state. Human Services Director Cori McFarlane says that the day will include information on how people can deal with toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences. She says her department is making progress in community outreach.
The Trauma-Informed Care Day will include a therapeutic drumming circle demonstration and art therapy group display by JAK’s Place as well as a hands-on sensory relaxation project. The free community open house next Tuesday will be from 1:00 until 3:00 pm at the Peninsula Room at the Government Center on Nebraska Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.