210.1030.  Task force created, members, duties — termination date. — 1.  There is hereby created the “Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Task Force”.  The mission of the task force shall be to promote the healthy development of children and their families living in Missouri communities by promoting comprehensive trauma-informed children and family support systems and interagency cooperation.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 210.1030

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 2.  The task force shall consist of the following members:

 (1)  The directors, or their designees, of the departments of elementary and secondary education, health and senior services, mental health, social services, public safety, and corrections;

 (2)  The director, or his or her designee, of the office of child advocate;

 (3)  Six members from the private sector with knowledge of trauma-informed care methods, two of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives, two of whom shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate, and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate;

 (4)  Two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one member of the house of representatives appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

 (5)  Two members of the senate appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate and one member of the senate appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and

 (6)  The executive director, or his or her designee, of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association.

 3.  The task force shall incorporate evidence-based and evidence-informed best practices including, but not limited to, the Missouri Model:  A Developmental Framework for Trauma-Informed, with respect to:

 (1)  Early identification of children and youth and their families, as appropriate, who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing trauma;

 (2)  The expeditious referral of such children and youth and their families, as appropriate, who require specialized services to the appropriate trauma-informed support services, including treatment, in accordance with applicable privacy laws; and

 (3)  The implementation of trauma-informed approaches and interventions in child and youth-serving schools, organizations, homes, and other settings to foster safe, stable, and nurturing environments and relationships that prevent and mitigate the effects of trauma.

 4.  The department of social services shall provide such research, clerical, technical, and other services as the task force may require in the performance of its duties.

 5.  The task force, its members, and any staff assigned to the task force shall receive reimbursement for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending meetings of the task force or any subcommittee thereof.

 6.  The task force shall meet within two months of August 28, 2018.

 7.  The task force shall report a summary of its activities and any recommendations for legislation to the general assembly and to the joint committee on child abuse and neglect under section 21.771 by January 1, 2019.

 *8.  The task force shall terminate on January 1, 2019.