Helping victims of childhood trauma heal and recover

By: Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Far too many children—especially those known to the child welfare system—have experienced trauma related to neglect, exposure to violence, physical and sexual abuse, and psychological maltreatment.  Rates of trauma exposure, for example, are approximately 90% among children in foster care. But despite the amazing work of the dedicated professionals who care for these vulnerable children, we know there’s more we can do. Today, I’m pleased to announce a critical step forward.  The Department of Health and Human Services ( ) is issuing critical …

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