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Health Care Policy and Payment Strategies to Improve Children’s Trauma Services


This guide provides a snapshot on where opportunities exist to make state health policy changes to address the acute and immediate symptoms of trauma for children and youth, as well as the longer term impacts of exposure to violence and abuse across the lifespan. It asks the question: what can we do today, in our state, to make tangible progress to improve the health care system response to children exposed to violence and trauma to prevent or heal the sometimes resulting symptoms of trauma?