It has been a busy and productive year for the Philadelphia ACE Task Force culminating in a big win for our Policy work group. Last week, on December 10, 2019, the Philadelphia City Council approved Resolution No. 19098900 , "Calling upon the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to recognize Secondary Traumatic Stress as a workplace hazard, recommend steps to address mental health injury as a psychological hazard in the workplace as they do with physical injury, and create a standard for Secondary Traumatic Stress." The Resolution represents more than a year of work by PATF to raise awareness about and promote solutions to address STS.
Read more about these 2019 accomplishments here:
- Dr. Roberta Waite joins the PATF Steering Committeee
- PATF presents at American Public Health Association Meetin, The Vital Village Summit, and the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) Conference
- PATF works with the New Jersey Education Association to help them launch their own ACEs Task Force