In spring of 2018, Alaska’s legislature passed a statute that says it is the policy of the state to consider the principles of brain development, the concepts of early adversity, toxic stress, childhood trauma, and promotion of resilience. The passage of this statewide Trauma-Informed language is the result of years of education by and collaboration among those in the ACEs field in Alaska, the
perseverance and creativity of its sponsor, Representative Geran Tarr of East Anchorage, and an organized grassroots and grass tops advocacy effort by the Alaska Resilience Initiative’s policy workgroup.
This webinar will describe:
—the history of the work that set the stage for this legislation
—details of the successful strategy that included flexible responsiveness, and relationship and coalition building
—strategies to build upon this legislation in a new political season with a brand new administration and new House and Senate compositions.