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Mayor Brandon Scott swears in Baltimore City Trauma- Informed Care Task Force

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —The first members appointed to the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force were sworn in Monday by Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott. 

The group is responsible for developing a strategy to address and reduce trauma in Baltimore City. 

“I am honored to swear in the inaugural Trauma-Informed Care Task Force. One of the most untold stories of the ongoing violence epidemic is the trauma our residents, especially our young people, experience and internalize on a daily basis,” said Mayor Scott. “Addressing trauma is critical to prioritizing the lives of Baltimoreans. I look forward to partnering with the Task Force as we center a trauma-informed approach and fundamentally transform how our City agencies engage with residents.”

The task force was mandated by the Elijah Cummings Healing Act. 

“The Trauma-Informed Care Taskforce is our love letter to Baltimore. It unites physicians, clinicians, beauticians, educators, artists, students, returning citizens and healers from all walks of life. Together we have the capacity to transform our city,” said Councilmember Zeke Cohen, who will serve as a co-chair of the Task Force.

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The law calls for each city agency to become trained in how to effectively respond to and treat trauma. 

Baltimore is the first major city in America to comprehensively legislate trauma-informed care. 

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