Policy Priorities to Strengthen Trauma Informed Care for Children in California

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) and Children Now developed this policy priorities document to support and defend the important reform efforts underway and to clarify the changes that will have the greatest positive impact for children. We hope this document helps identify and build consensus around a shared action plan to improve the situation for children who have experienced trauma. Without question, the top priority is to defend Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act because together they provide the majority of care for children exposed to trauma. It recognizes the promising efforts under the leadership of a number of groups and focuses on the actions we can take to improve care within existing policy and resources.

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