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Calls to Action: Federal Legislation Supporting Cross-Sector Community Coalitions

By Laura Braden, CTIPP's Director of Communications (Updated December 2023)


It’s time to take action and make our voices heard to build healthy, resilient communities!


CTIPP is organizing trauma-informed advocates, activists, and stakeholders to urge their U.S. Senators and Representatives to support two bipartisan, bicameral bills that would significantly help prevent, address, and mitigate the negative impacts of trauma through community-based/led initiatives.


The RISE from Trauma Act (S. 1426 and H.R. 4541) would expand the trauma-informed workforce in schools, healthcare settings, social services, first responders, and the justice system, and increase resources for communities to address the impact of trauma. (TOOLKIT)

The Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act (CMWRA) (S. 1452 and H.R. 3073) would help communities proactively develop local strategies to build population-level resilience by planning for and responding to the mental health challenges caused by disasters and toxic stress. (TOOLKIT)

This advocacy effort is part of CTIPP's #TakeOnTrauma campaign, which launched in January 2023 to urge the newly sworn-in 118th class of Congress to support policies that create conditions for people, families, and communities to succeed.


And if you haven't already, please consider subscribing to our monthly newsletter, joining CTIPP CAN (individuals and organizations) or PressOn (coalitions).


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