JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.–Extensive foster care reform legislation passed the Missouri house Thursday.

The committee bill proposes creating a trauma-informed care for children and families board to encourage cooperation between agencies that deal with children and utilize trauma-informed treatment programs. 

Republican Cora Walker encourages reform and says in part, “trauma-informed care educates people on a variety of ways to working with children exposed to traumatic events or conditions. It was my honor to attach such important language to this comprehensive foster care system reform.”