Legislative Status

Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act of 2016

H.Res. 443:
Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of trauma-informed care

This resolution recognizes the importance, effectiveness, and need for trauma-informed care among existing federal programs and agencies. (Trauma-informed care takes into account a patient’s history of trauma in the design of the patient’s treatment.) Encourages the use of trauma-informed care within the federal government. The resolution expresses support for the designation of National Trauma Awareness Month and National Trauma-Informed Awareness Day.

It was introduced on July 13, 2017, sponsored by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), and agreed to (a simple resolution) on February 26, 2018! Here is the link to learn more.

Bill S. 3519

The purpose of this bill is “to address the psychological, social and emotional needs of children, youth and families who have experienced trauma, and for other purposes”. It is co-sponsored by Richard Durbin [D-IL] and Al Franken [D-MN].

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Utah Passes Resolution to Encourage State Policies and Programs Based on ACEs Science