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Stockton emerging as public health model for toxic stress intervention [www.bakersfield.com]

 

While scores of public agencies are working to develop resources and programs to address childhood trauma and toxic stress in their communities, San Joaquin County has been turning itself into a model for how to address the issue.

“This is not a new concept for us,” said Barbara Alberson, senior deputy director of policy and planning at the San Joaquin County Public Health Services Department. “It’s in our DNA.”...

Treating trauma is a multidepartmental approach. Public Health, probation officers, Child Protective Services, behavioral health workers and police all play a role, Alberson said...

Follow here to read the entire piece by Harold Pierce published 9/16/17.

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