Key Child Trauma Legislation Makes Crucial First Step in New Congress

On Feb. 26, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced the Children’s Recovery from Trauma Act (S. 380). This legislation, which would reauthorize the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI), supports a longstanding APA priority, and the senator’s press release quotes APA CEO Norman Anderson, PhD. The bill strengthens the broad mission of the NCTSI, including in the areas of data analysis, training and dissemination of evidence-based practices, and increases authorized program funding from $50 million to $100 million.