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Sept. 24th-26th: Capitol Hill Visit


On September 24-26th, Michelle Esrick and Darrell Hammond met with members of Congress and non-governmental organizations in Washington, DC to discuss childhood trauma and two important supporting bills; the Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act and Opioid Crisis Response Act. On October 24th, President Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. We are honored to have played a role in helping to get this important legislation passed and signed into law. They met with:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • National Children's Alliance

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp 

  • Representative Bobby Scott

  • Representative Frank Pallone

  • Senator Dick Durbin

  • Congressman Mike Gallagher

  • Congressman Danny K. Davis

  • Julia Frederick, representative from Senator Elizabeth Warren's office

  • Energy & Commerce Committee

  • Ways & Means Committee

  • Education & the Workforce Committee