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H.R. 5889: Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5889 requires the Department of Health and Human Services to disseminate information to professionals working with young children on ways to recognize children impacted by trauma related to an adult’s substance use, and how to respond in a manner that will provide the best support for the child. This information is intended to promote whole-family and multi-generational approaches, including trauma-informed practices to prevent or mitigate longer-term negative impacts.

Recent estimates by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicate that over 12 percent of all ...

Sponsor and status

David “Dave” Brat

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2018
Length: 4 pages

May 21, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 13, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


25% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 21, 2018

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Jun 13, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5889 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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