Bill Status of HR0647 101st General Assembly
Short Description: TOXIC STRESS-CHILDHOOD
Rep. Maurice A. West, II, Joyce Mason and Elizabeth Hernandez
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Synopsis As Introduced
Acknowledges that toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences can have significantly negative short-term, long-term, and generational impacts and that early interventions through trauma-informed care is the most efficient and cost effective way to combat these impacts. Urges the Illinois State Legislature to seek out opportunities to enhance legislation through the science of resiliency and a trauma informed lens and funding around early intervention services for children and families that centers the principles of brain development, the intimate connection between mental and physical health, and the concepts of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences.