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State Dropping Ball in Dealing With Childhood Trauma, New Report Says [California Healthline]

The lowest of 31 grades issued in the 2016 California Children's Report Card released on Wednesday was for dealing with the effects of childhood trauma.

In Children Now's biennial assessment of the status of California kids, researchers gave the state a "D-" for how it deals with childhood trauma. The report contends that children who experience traumatic problems such as abuse, neglect and witnessing violence at home can suffer serious long-term consequences, including health problems like diabetes and mental health challenges such as depression.

[For more of this story, written by George Lauer, California Healthline Features Editor, go to: http://www.californiahealthlin...ith-childhood-trauma]

[To see Children Now's 2016 California Children's Report Card, please go to: http://www.childrennow.org/fil...ldrensReportCard.pdf]

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