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Briefing in Support of ACEs Legislation - WATCH LIVE


Tomorrow (July 26), Building Community Resilience  will co-host a briefing on childhood trauma-- The Need to Address Childhood Trauma: Implications for Child Welfare and Education-- at the U.S. House of Representatives. Honorary Co-Hosts are Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL-7) and the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus. Featured speakers include Wendy Ellis, Milken Scholar, doctoral candidate and BCR Project Director, Olga Price, Director of the National Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. 

Where and When: Wednesday, July 26, 10:30-11:30am (Eastern)  HVC 200, Congressional Visitor's Center

Or you can watch a livestream of the briefing here.

Organized by Building Community Resilience, Redstone Center at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice. The briefing will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on the developing brain, effective federal policies for addressing trauma, and strategies to deliver trauma-informed care to children in both child welfare and education.

Speakers include:

Wendy Ellis, Project and Policy Director, Building Community Resilience (BCR) at the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health

Kathryn Larin, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Team, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Whitney Gilliard, Former Foster Youth

Olga Acosta Price, Associate Professor, Director, National Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health

Monica Battle, Principal, College Hill Fundamental Academy, Cincinnati Public Schools 


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