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Child Trauma and ACEs Policy Working Group (CTAP)


CTAP was founded in 2017 as a working group of national organizations joining together to advance federal policy that prevents and responds to childhood trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We originally came together around the RISE from Trauma Act and successfully advocated for provisions that were included in the SUPPORT Act, addressing opioid misuse. We recognize childhood trauma, youth exposure to violence, and ACEs impact the health and wellbeing of children, leading to increased risks for behavioral, mental, and other health problems, poverty, early death, and intergenerational cycles of violence. Together, we aim to advance policy solutions that reduce harm and prevent trauma and its consequences.

CTAP is chaired by Futures Without Violence, YMCA of the USA and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP). If you’d like to join the working group, please email Claire Kao at