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Government to Spend Millions to Address Childhood Trauma
Psychiatric News
Volume 42 Number 21 page 8-8

An influx of funding from the federal government is intended to improve the lives of children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma, whether due to war, domestic violence, or chronic and serious illness.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in September awarded $28 million to a group of programs that deal with youth being treated for the mental health sequelae of trauma exposure.

"These grants will strengthen the nation's capacity to provide help to children of all ages who experience traumatic events, such as interpersonal violence, natural disasters, or acts of terrorism," said Terry Cline, Ph.D., SAMHSA administrator, in a press release announcing the grants.

Each grant recipient will receive up to $600,000 a year for up to four years.

The following is a description of the programs that received SAMHSA grants for trauma treatment:

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