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Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children


California recently changed its Medicaid program to better leverage federal funding to provide physical, mental, and behavioral health services to d students experiencing trauma and violence. This policy brief explains how the recently approved Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) helps school districts draw down more funds and is a model for how other states might increase federal funding for trauma and other health services.