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Congressional Briefing: Addressing the Mental Health Impact of      Violence and Trauma on Children

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC – October 11, 2011


Helga Luest, former President & CEO, Witness Justice; Representative from the Coalition Addressing Trauma (video | written remarks)

Commissioner Samuels, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (video | written remarks)

Elizabeth Hudson, Trauma-Informed Care Consultant, Wisconsin Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health (video | written remarks)

A. Kathryn Power, Former Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (video | written remarks)

David Washington, Survivor (video | written remarks)

Diane Champé, Survivor (video | written remarks)

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) (video | written remarks)

Congressional Briefing Q&A Session (video)

Congressional Caucus Support
  • Addiction, Treatment Recovery Caucus
  • Victim’s Rights Caucus
Organizational Support
  • A Special Space
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • The Anna Institute, Inc.
  • Center for Religious Tolerance
  • Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth
  • Meaningful Minds
  • Mental Health America
  • Mental Health Liaison Group
  • National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
  • On Our Own of Saint Mary’s Wellness and Recovery Center
  • Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.
  • Witness Justice