Community Advocacy Network (CTIPP-CAN)

Would you like to become apart of CTIPP-CAN?
If your local trauma-informed coalition would like to become part of CTIPP-CAN, please contact Dan Press for further information at dsp@vnf.com or send the signed MOU to Andy Blanch at andrea.blanch@ctipp.org.  We will sign and send back to you for your files.

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Congress is just now beginning to learn about the powerful discoveries that scientists have made regarding the causes and effects of toxic stress, and the exciting trauma informed programs a growing number of communities around the country are implementing. However, for real policy changes to occur in Washington D.C., it will require a focused effort to educate Senators, Congresspersons and their staff and to advocate for new legislation.

The most effective advocates in educating and persuading Congress are people and programs located in the Senator’s or Congressperson’s state or district. Local coalitions have the best access to the official’s local and Washington staff. They likely have someone connected with their program who has a personal relationship with the elected official, who can help arrange meetings.  In addition, local programs are in the best position to identify changes needed in federal laws to facilitate the implementation of trauma-informed efforts. To promote and assist such coalitions, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice has created the CTIPP Community Advocacy Network (CTIPP-CAN).  Specific goals, membership, and responsibilities are described in the attached partnership agreement.

If your local trauma-informed coalition would like to become part of CTIPP-CAN, please contact Dan Press for further information at dsp@vnf.com or send the signed MOU to Andy Blanch at andrea.blanch@ctipp.org.  We will sign and send back to you for your files.

Once we receive the MOU, you are invited to participate in monthly conference calls, which will occur from 2-3 pm Eastern on the third Wednesday of the month.  On these calls, CTIPP will solicit suggestions for legislative or policy changes, share information about current legislative activities, and discuss legislative strategy.  Any member of your coalition is welcome to attend, although consistent participation helps, as members become more familiar with current issues.
 

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  1. CTIPP_CAN_MOU.pdf 12/4/2017 7:20:28 PM

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