Status Summary

This bill was introduced to the House on August 2nd, 2019, and referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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If enacted, this legislation would for the first time, define “trauma-informed practices” in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to include professional development; trauma-informed programs, supports and services; positive approaches to discipline that address underlying causes of behavior, including trauma; and a planning process to help all students feel safe and connected to the school community and promote a school-wide culture of acceptance. The legislation would also require state plans to include ways local education agencies will support efforts to increase the prevalence of trauma-informed practices, as well as require that a description of how the State education agency will use its funds to increase trauma-informed practices.