On February 11th, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP), a pro bono client of Van Ness Feldman, launched The National Trauma Campaign. The goal of this effort is to educate Congress about the enormous impact of early childhood adversity on the nation’s health and the federal budget, and to raise awareness about the availability of programs to prevent or moderate the effects of childhood trauma. The Campaign is devoted to identifying advocates in each of the 435 Congressional Districts to educate Congressional staff about the importance of trauma-informed programs in their District and to urge their Representative to join the Congressional Trauma Informed Caucus.
CTIPP plans to harness the growing number of persons and organizations around the country who are putting trauma-informed science to work in their communities to prevent and mitigate the effects of ACEs to reach out to their Senators and Congressional Representatives in their respective Congressional Districts, encouraging them to incorporate trauma-informed principles into the federal strategy. The Campaign’s goal is to recruit a Local Liaison for every U.S. House and Senate office. Each Local Liaison will serve as the point of contact to their congressional office and for the Campaign.
Van Ness Feldman is proud to provide pro bono services to CTIPP. Dan Press, our pro bono coordinator and partner with the firm for 30 years, led the firm’s participation in this initiative. Dan was aided in his efforts by Sean Taylor and Lilly Scott and other members of the firm’s public policy practice.
To read a personal message from Dan Press, please click here.
To learn more about the campaign and ways you can help, click here.