CTAP Letter Supporting RISE from Trauma Act
NHSA joined the Child Trauma and ACEs Policy (CTAP) Working Group and other child advocates to send a letter to the CTAP Letter to House Committee on Energy & Commerce commending their work to address the violence, mental health, and drug overdose crises. In 2018, the committee passed the SUPPORT Act, the most comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic to date. The SUPPORT Act took first steps toward addressing childhood trauma, a root cause of the opioid problem. As part of the continuing to work toward addressing mental and behavioral health as part of an end-of-year package effort, NHSA and CTAP urged the Committee to include provisions from the bipartisan Resilience, Investment, Support, and Expansion (RISE) from Trauma Act, led by Congressman Davis (IL-07) and Senators Durbin and Capito (S. 2086), which invests in the workforce and community programs necessary to effectively address child, family, and neighborhood mental health needs.