S.54 - Supporting Child Maltreatment Prevention Efforts in Community Health Centers Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 01/25/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||01/25/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.54 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/25/2011)
Supporting Child Maltreatment Prevention Efforts in Community Health Centers Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to award grants to eligible federally qualified health centers to fund a minimum of 10 demonstration projects to promote: (1) universal access to family centered, evidence-based interventions that prevent child maltreatment by addressing parenting practices and skills; and (2) behavioral health and family well-being for families from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, including by addressing issues related to sexual orientation and individuals with disabilities.
Sets forth permitted uses of grant funds, including to: (1) adapt and implement evidence-based parenting skills training programs for caregivers from all backgrounds who use the health center for health care and child well-visits; (2) adapt instruments and screen caregivers for child maltreatment risk factors such as depression, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and (3) provide access to mental health services to caregivers screened positive for child maltreatment risk factors.
Requires the Secretary to award a contract for the provision of technical assistance, project coordination, and training for health care professionals for grantees under this Act.