Policy Brief: House Bipartisan Trauma-Informed Care Caucus

By Jen Curt, CTIPP's Director of Government Affairs


In 2018, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) launched the Trauma-Informed Care Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan caucus will work to increase awareness in Congress of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), the science-based treatment framework used to address the root causes of major public health issues in the U.S.


This caucus may provide information to its members, hold briefings and arrange for speakers to share evidence, research, and information concerning preventing and addressing childhood trauma and building resilience, and provide analysis of trauma-related bills that have been introduced. CTIPP is encouraging Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to join the caucus.


“Trauma-Informed Care presents a unique opportunity for members of Congress—both Republicans and Democrats—to come together and improve health outcomes for the millions of children, families, and adults across the United States who have been impacted by trauma. I highly encourage my colleagues in the House to join this caucus. By working together, we can raise awareness of TIC and its vital role in helping solve some of our nation’s most pressing public health issues.” - Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)