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Federal Government Unanimously Passes Bill #443 Recognizing the Importance and Effectiveness of Trau

On Monday, February 26, 2018 the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR443 with unanimous bipartisan support, affirming and advancing trauma-informed care throughout the United States. The Resolution includes: Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) recognizes the importance, effectiveness, and need for trauma-informed care among existing programs and agencies at the Federal level; and (2) encourages the use and practice of trauma-informed care within the Federal Government, its agencies, and the United States Congress. This momentous outcome has been in process since July, 2017 and was sponsored by Representative Mike Gallagher from Wisconsin. Read more here:

Championing Trauma-Informed Care in the Education System

Members of the coalition attended the 1st Annual Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. from February 18th-20th. Pictured from left to right: System of Care Project Director, Nicole Wells; Erie School District School Psychologist, Amber Hotchkiss; VP of Clinical Services of Family Services of NW PA, Steve Minick; PSU Behrend Professor, Wilson Brown, and Chief Compliance and Planning Officer of the Achievement Center, Cassie Dundon. More than 500 educators, administrators, support professionals, and community partners from across the country attended the conference that was provided through the Attachment and Trauma Network. The information learned from the conferenc

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