Wheatley to host Policy hearing on adverse childhood experiences Wednesday in Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on adverse childhood experiences.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 9 at the Propel Northside Community Wellness Center, 1805 Buena Vista St. in Pittsburgh. Media coverage is invited.

Wheatley requested the hearing to discuss how adverse childhood experiences like a death in the family, an incarcerated parent and serious illness impact children across Pennsylvania. He will be joined by state legislators from across the commonwealth, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. 

Testifiers will include: Tracey Campanini, deputy secretary for the Office of Childhood Development & Early Learning, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services; Dr. Judy Cameron, director of Pitt Science Outreach and professor of psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Tina Chekan, CEO/superintendent, Propel Schools.

The hearing one in a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which is focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com. Hearing materials are at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.