The Resilience Investment, Support and Expansion from Trauma Act, or the RISE from Trauma Bill, has been reintroduced with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. CHSA has signed on in support of this legislation.
RISE would authorize more than $4 billion over eight years to fund the following:
- A new grant program to fund community-based coalitions to address trauma via stakeholder coordination and targeted local service delivery
- A new grant program to support hospital-based trauma interventions to improve outcomes for patients who suffered violent injury or experience mental health or substance use needs
- Increase funding for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program to help recruit mental health clinicians — including from under-represented populations — to serve in schools and community-based settings
- Enhance training programs at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Education and for early childhood clinicians, teachers, school leaders, first responders and community leaders
The bill also reauthorizes important bipartisan-supported efforts to support trauma research, training, coordination and mental health services, including the Interagency Task Force on Trauma-Informed Care, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Data Collection Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Trauma Support in Schools Grant Program within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
In their 1998 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a powerful correlation between 10 specific forms of childhood trauma — called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — and behavioral, health and social problems. ACEs include experiencing violence, abuse or neglect and growing up in a household with domestic violence, substance use or an incarcerated family member, among others. The RISE from Trauma Act advances solutions that help address ACES.