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News and Opinion Jul 26, 2019

Bill Introduced to Expand Trauma-Informed Practices In Schools

Photo: Jeremy Buckingham / Flickr Creative Commons

Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA-5), Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) introduced the Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019, legislation that would define “trauma-informed practices” for the first time ever in federal education law.

The legislation was endorsed by Turnaround for Children, among many other organizations.

According to a press release, the Trauma-Informed Schools Act “formally defines “trauma-informed practices” in the federal education code and ensures that states and school districts can assist educators in accessing professional development opportunities to optimize their support of children suffering from adverse childhood experiences.”

Read more: Clark, Quigley & Fitzpatrick introduce bill to expand trauma-informed practices in schools