San Diego County Health and Human Services Director Nick Macchione sent a letter to his department last week detailing a sweep of training and programmatic tweaks to get his entire staff, and the services they offer, trauma-informed.
The move comes as state health leaders are learning more about the health impacts of childhood trauma.
The California Department of Public Health released its first comprehensive study of childhood trauma Friday. It found 61 percent of California adults have experienced some level of childhood trauma that makes them significantly more likely to engage in risky behaviors or have costly health problems. Experiences as extreme as physical abuse or as common as having divorced parents can be factors, according to the study.
The state interviewed 9,500 adults and found, compared with those who did not experience trauma as children, those who had repeated traumatic experiences were:
• 500 percent more likely to have depression
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Absolutely "mental health" issue. Still, not everyone who throws a fit is "crazy." What we do know is that Mental Health Experts," are not experts.