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RISE From Trauma Act


Tell your legislators to help fight trauma today.

Email them and tell them to cosponsor the RISE From Trauma Act

"Stepping in early to help children exposed to violence and trauma may be one of the single most important strategies we have for breaking cycles of violence and abuse and reducing substance abuse and addiction. We are excited to partner with Senators Durbin and Capito and Representatives Davis and Gallagher as they reintroduce the RISE from Trauma bill and urge the Senate and the House to take it up as quickly as possible. Our children and families need Congress to act."
Esta Soler
President and CEO of Futures Without Violence

The Resilience Investment, Support and Expansion (RISE) from Trauma ACT

Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Capito (R-WV) introduced the Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion from Trauma Act or the RISE from Trauma Bill this week in the Senate. This bipartisan legislation that would authorize more than $4 billion over 8 years to fund coordinated programming in communities, training for teachers and other educators on trauma-informed practices, workforce development programs to bring more public health staff into schools and communities hit hard by violence, the Children Exposed to Violence and Substance Abuse Program at OJJDP, and a new training center for law enforcement on addressing children and youth’s trauma in ways that de-escalate conflict and connect children and youth to appropriate services.

Representatives Davis (D-IL 07) and Gallagher (R-WI 08) have introduced the companion House bill for RISE with minor changes, most notably omitting a specific authorizing number and substituting “such funds,” and including 5 additional minority serving institutions in Section 204 b(A).

As an organization focused on preventing violence and trauma, FUTURES strongly supports this bill.

The CDC just released the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which reports out concerning health and wellbeing statistics for our country’s youth. According to the CDC:

Preventing trauma in childhood can reduce the risk for mental health challenges, risky behaviors including drug use, negative health impacts caused by trauma, and even reduce the risk for victimization later in life. We cannot wait to begin addressing and preventing trauma, we have to do so now.