DeLissio to hold 113th Town Hall meeting on Jan. 22

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold her 113th Town Hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 to discuss the impact of trauma on children and the value of trauma-informed care and the need for trauma-informed public policy.

DeLissio, minority chair of the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee, will lead a discussion on these topics, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and its impact on society in general, and the child welfare system in particular.

Most, if not all, of the children served by the child welfare system have experienced trauma, and trauma-informed care is integral to caring for these children,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “The Children and Youth Committee recently held an informational meeting with several experts to better understand the impacts of trauma and how we can best meet the needs of children dealing with these experiences. For this town hall, we will be joined by a couple of those experts, and I look forward to sharing their insight. The cost of ignoring trauma comes at a significant human and monetary expense.”

The meeting will be held over Zoom and Facebook Live.

Anyone wishing to participate through Zoom must register by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 using this link. After registration, Zoom login information will be sent.

Residents may also email and a registration link will be sent. Once someone is registered, Zoom login information will be sent.

Comments or questions can be posted live or emailed in advance to or by leaving a message at 215-482-8726. 

All residents of the 194th Legislative District are welcome to join.