Published on September 30, 2013, Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives is a new report that documents current initiatives of federal and federally funded agencies to respond to trauma. This is the second working report of the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma, which was formed in 2009.
“The Federal Partners Committee, first established as a Work Group, has been instrumental in stimulating interest in trauma-informed approaches with its more than 30 federal member agencies and in the people and organizations they influence through grants and contracts, training and education, research, and regulatory and policymaking responsibilities.
In June, 2011, the Federal Partners Committee published a monograph documenting the scope and impact of trauma on women and girls across all involved agencies, and issuing a call to action. This new report describes the substantial progress that has been made since that time. It also demonstrates the collective impact of cross-agency collaboration.”*
The report prominently features the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSP), the office that administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children. As a grantee of FVPSP, NCDVTMH’s work to promote accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed responses to domestic violence is highlighted in the report.
Download the report here: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/news/fvpsa-grantees-federal-interagency-report-20131205
*Quoted text is taken from the report.