Alaska passes trauma-informed legislation

 

In the dark early hours of Mother’s Day, May 13th , before the 2018 Alaska legislative session adjourned, Senate Bill 105 was approved by both the Alaska House and the Senate. On August 6th , at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce meeting, Governor Bill Walker signed the bill into law, making Alaska one of only a handful of states to pass ACEs awareness into statute. The passage of the ACEs language within SB 105 represents years of education by and collaboration among those in the ACEs field in Alaska, the perseverance and creativity of its sponsor, Representative Geran Tarr of East Anchorage, and an organized grassroots and grasstops advocacy effort by the Alaska Resilience Initiative’s policy workgroup.

The full story of SB105's passage is written here, which you can also access via the Alaska Resilience Initiative's website, www.akresilience.org, under the "work" tab. 

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