- Associated Press - Monday, August 7, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Bernalillo County is slowly providing childhood programs funded with revenue from a measure that took effect more than two years ago.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2uj7Eh2 ) eight organizations are sharing $3 million a year for two years to combat adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, neglect and other trauma. The funding is coming from Bernalillo County’s behavioral health tax, which went into effect in July 2015.

From those efforts to help at-risk children to mobile crisis teams that will soon respond to individuals experiencing nonviolent behavioral health crises, the county over the last year has started its quest to fill the gaps of New Mexico’s fragmented behavioral health system.

But the launch of services has been slow, with few programs up and running.

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