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Addressing the Mental Health Impact of Violence and Trauma on Children
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
October 11, 2011

Issue Brief
Briefing Packet
Congressional Letter to DHHS


  • Helga Luest, President & CEO, Witness Justice; Representative from the Coalition Addressing Trauma (bio | video | written remarks)
  • Commissioner Samuels, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (bio | video | written remarks)
  • Elizabeth Hudson, Trauma-Informed Care Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health; Consultant to Wisconsin Department of Health Services (bio | video | written remarks)
  • A. Kathryn Power, Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (bio | video | written remarks)
  • David Washington, Survivor (bio | video | written remarks)
  • Diane Champé, Survivor (video | written remarks)
  • Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) (video | written remarks)
  • Congressional Briefing Q&A Session (video)

In Cooperation With U.S. Congressional Caucuses

Addiction, Treatment Recovery Caucus
Victimís Rights Caucus

Organizational Sponsors

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.
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Last Updated on November 15, 2011


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