May 2022 CTIPP CAN Call: Poverty & Brain Development

In this month's CTIPP CAN call, we explore how poverty reduction can have a direct positive impact on children’s brain development. Our featured speaker was Kimberly Noble, M.D., Ph.D., professor at Columbia Teachers College, and co-founder of Trauma Free NYC.


Today's policy update centered around the update about the Office of National Drug Control Policy Report, an amendment to the Community Services Block Grant, the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), and Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Reauthorization. The staffer leading a trauma-informed amendment to WIOA from Rep. Newman's office gave an inside look on the legislation and her boss' priorities.


At the beginning of the call we acknowledged and discussed the recent and horrific shootings that took place over the weekend and their impact, as well as the #WeHealUS initiative that's occurred this weekend. We had a community conversation at the end of the call predominantly around education.