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posted: 10/24/2012 5:56 PM

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The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center has received a grant of $400,000 per year for four years to help children suffering from psychological trauma. The grant was issued this month to the department's behavioral health service area. It was provided through the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is one of 52 awarded across the country. With an emphasis of assisting children of military families, the program is expected to be self-sustaining after four years. "We are fortunate to receive this grant that will allow us to reach out, collaborate with other agencies, and provide direct services to more children," said Irene T. Pierce, executive director for the health department.

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