WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver his first State of the Union (SOTU) address tonight, which will include a national strategy to address the mental health crisis impacting nearly every American.
In response, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) released the following statement from its Executive Director, Jesse Kohler:
“We applaud President Biden for launching a national strategy to help address some of the most pressing mental health challenges facing nearly every American.
“Even before the pandemic, there was a clear need for a more comprehensive and cross-sector approach that removed silos to address these issues more systematically, efficiently and effectively.
“Resilience grows and healing occurs in the context of healthy relationships, and we believe this country is ready for a paradigm shift that ensures everyone has the support and resources they need to heal and thrive.
“We look forward to our continued work with stakeholders, Congress and the Biden administration on pragmatic solutions rooted in trauma-informed, resilience-focused and healing-centered methods.”
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The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) is a national nonprofit committed to creating a trauma-informed society where individuals, families, and communities have the support and resources necessary to heal and thrive. Through advocacy, policy and education, CTIPP is building a movement that integrates trauma-informed, resilience-focused and healing-centered prevention and intervention approaches across all sectors and generations.