Committee Examined Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma with Trauma Survivors and Experts
Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2019)— Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, convened a hearing entitled “Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma: A Pervasive Public Health Issue that Needs Greater Federal Attention” to hear directly from trauma survivors, public health experts, and government officials to examine the long-term consequences of childhood trauma and the insufficiency of the federal response to this urgent public health issue.
- Childhood trauma is a pervasive public health issue with long term negative health effects that cost the United States billions of dollars.
- We need a comprehensive federal approach that recognizes the severe impact of childhood trauma and prioritizes prevention and treatment.
- Some states and localities are implementing promising programs to help prevent and treat childhood trauma that can inform federal solutions – but they face resource constraints that limit their ability to do so.
The William Kellibrew Foundation
Executive Director and Co-Founder
The Rebels Project
Deputy Executive Director
Objective Zero Foundation
Survivor and Activist
Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Former Deputy Governor and Chief of Staff
State of Tennessee
Clark County, Ohio
Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Tulane University School of Medicine
Watch Chairman Cummings ‘opening statement.
Watch Chairman Cummings’ question line.
Watch Rep. Pressley’s question line.
Watch Rep. Cooper’s question line.
Watch Rep. Raskin’s question line.
Watch our witness Mr. Miller’s testimony.
Watch our witness Mr.Kellibrew’s testimony.
Watch our witness Ms. Rygg’s testimony.
Watch our witness Ms. Martin’s testimony.