Summary: S.3519 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (12/07/2016)

Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act of 2016

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act, and other laws to: 

  • establish the Interagency Task Force on Trauma-Informed Care;
  • support the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative;
  • establish the National Law Enforcement Child and Youth Trauma Coordinating Center;
  • authorize the Department of Education to award grants for the improvement of trauma support services and mental health care for children in educational settings;
  • establish Medicaid demonstration projects to test innovative, trauma-informed approaches for delivering early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services to eligible children;
  • modify and extend the Performance Partnership Pilots; and
  • revise or establish provisions related to best practices, data collection, health professional shortage areas, licensing guidelines for certain community figures, health care workforce training, trauma-related coordinating bodies, and trauma-informed teaching.