CLASP comments on the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 Clearinghouse

On July 20, CLASP submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on their proposed rule to create a clearinghouse of evidence-based practices, in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act. CLASP’s comments highlighted the challenges faced by low-income young adults and their families, which can be associated with trauma and can have life-long impacts. Our comments noted the importance of evidence-based practices having a culturally-informed approach, and for them to be trauma-informed, but viewed with a broader perspective of what is “trauma-informed”. Finally, CLASP noted the importance of having the clearinghouse abide by the standard of the Office of Minority Health’s National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (otherwise known as the National CLAS Standards).