Gov Carney to Sign Executive Order to Make DE a Trauma-Informed State

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Governor John Carney will sign an Executive Order Wednesday afternoon that will make Delaware a trauma-informed state to mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and build resilience in children, adults and communities. This Executive Order will direct the Family Services Cabinet Council to develop tools for training state employees and community partners on the impact of exposure to ACEs, to promote ACE awareness, and to improve services and interventions for children and families exposed to trauma. It also will direct state agencies that provide services for children and adults to integrate trauma-informed best practices, including trauma-specific language in requests for proposals and in service contracts with the state when appropriate.