ATN is excited to announce that the US House Appropriations Committee has included $1 billion toward school mental health staff and language for trauma-informed schools. The bill is headed toward the US House for a full vote and then on to the Senate.
The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice (CTIPP) was instrumental in getting this included in the bill thanks to 170 advocates signing on to their coalition letter in April.
ATN is proud to be represented in this initiative and to support CTIPP’s efforts.
“School-based mental health programs that are trauma-informed are needed nationwide now more than ever!” said Julie Beem, Executive Director at the Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc (Georgia). “In our 25 years of supporting children impacted by trauma, we have seen the importance of entire school systems embracing trauma-informed strategies and the increase of school-based mental health programs not only on the student’s academic achievements but also their overall health, well-being, and life-long success.”
Learn more about this initiative, go to https://www.ctipp.org/post/ctipp-and-advocates-clear-first-hurdle-in-securing-1-billion-for-trauma-informed-schools.