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Call to Action & Toolkit: Urge Congress to Support Trauma-Informed Legislation

It’s time to take action and make our voices heard to build healthy, resilient communities! The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) is organizing trauma-informed advocates, activists, and stakeholders to urge their U.S. Senators and Representatives to support two bipartisan, bicameral bills that would significantly help prevent, address, and mitigate the negative impacts of trauma through community-based/led initiatives.

Celebrating Juneteenth at My Missouri Prison (

Emancipation Day, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1905 (Photo source: Library of Congress) To read more of Antwann Lamont Johnson's article, please click here. We use the holiday to reflect on the resilience of our Black ancestors. I didn’t learn about Juneteenth until after I came to prison. Being incarcerated made me want to learn more about the history of slavery in this country. Most of what I’ve learned is sad, but it’s helping me understand the present better. Juneteenth celebrates the...

Jewish summer camp opens for trans kids. The camp was filled within weeks. (

Trans youth continuously have to fight for their right to exist in the world. Living in a country where states are actively working to dismantle rights and protections for trans children and their families is stressful for trans youth, a section of the population that has alarmingly high rates of attempted suicide . Whether it’s things like the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, squabbles over which bathroom to use or banning trans kids from sports that fit their identified gender, these kids face a...

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