Newsom’s Budget Would Allocate Money Toward Helping Identify Childhood Trauma Victims
Experts in the field of childhood trauma say that screening for adverse experiences early can change the course of these children's development. Childhood trauma has been shown to affect a person's health throughout their lives.
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How Governor Gavin Newsom’s Plan To Identify Early Childhood Trauma In Kids Might Make Healthier, Smarter Students
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal, released last Thursday, could allocate $45 million for screenings to identify these experiences among children and adults on Medi-Cal. A growing body of research shows that if ACEs are spotted early, doctors and teachers can intervene to change a child’s trajectory. (Caiola, 1/14)