America Forward: Statement Applauding Introduction of the Trauma Informed Schools Act

“Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA) on the introduction of H.R. 7320, the Trauma Informed Schools Act of 2018. This legislation contains important policy provisions championed by members of the America Forward Coalition that would help States and school districts across the country adopt and expand the use of evidence-based practices to better identify and assist students experiencing trauma. The Trauma Informed Schools Act would also ensure that teachers, principals, school leaders, and other educators are equipped with the training and professional development necessary to understand trauma’s impact on learning and better support students facing adverse childhood experiences outside of school. The America Forward Coalition looks forward to working with Representative Clark to champion this important piece of legislation.”

The America Forward Coalition is a network of more than 70 social innovation organizations that champion innovative, effective, and efficient solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. Our Coalition members are achieving measurable outcomes in more than 14,500 communities nationwide, touching the lives of 8 million Americans each year, and driving progress in education, workforce development, early learning, poverty alleviation, public health, Pay for Success/Pay for Outcomes, social innovation, national service, and criminal justice reform. Since 2007, America Forward’s community of entrepreneurs has played a leading role in driving the national dialogue on social innovation and advocating for lasting policy change.

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