2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carrico
Co-Patron(s): Favola, Hanger, Howell, Marsden
Trauma-Informed Workgroup

Item 281 #1s

Item 281 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Secretary of Health and Human Resources FY2019 $150,000 FY2020 $150,000 GF

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"B.1. The Governor shall direct the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, in cooperation with the Office of the Secretary Education, to create a Trauma­ Informed Care workgroup. The workgroup shall include representatives from the Department of Social Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Education, the Office of Children's Services, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Virginia Department of Health, the Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia, other state agencies as needed, stakeholders, researchers, community organizations and representatives from impacted communities. The workgroup shall (i) develop a shared vision and definition of trauma­ informed care for Virginia; (ii) examine Virginia's applicable child and family­ serving programs and data; (iii) develop an implementation plan for data­ sharing; (iv) develop strategies to build a trauma-informed system of care for children and families across the Commonwealth; (v) identify indicators to measure progress; (vi) identify workforce development opportunities around evidence-based and best practices; and (vii) identify needed professional development/training in trauma-informed practices for all child-serving professionals. In addition, the workgroup shall explore opportunities, including the creation of public/private partnerships to expand trauma-informed care throughout the Commonwealth. The Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Secretary of Education shall report to the Chairman of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Virginia Commission on Youth by December 15 of each year.  

2. Out of this appropriation, $150,000 each year is provided for staff support to coordinate and carry out the duties of the workgroup."


(This amendment provides $150,000 from the general fund each year to support the creation of a Trauma Informed Care workgroup. The workgroup will develop a vision for trauma informed care, examine programs and data, evacuate data sharing, develop strategies and progress measures, identify workforce opportunists and training needs.)