- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A hospital in central Maine has received $2 million in federal aid to help address youth trauma.

Officials at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta said the facility has received the five-year grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The hospital said the grant will help make improvements to its pediatric center.

The hospital will be able to provide training for up to 100 providers for children who have experienced trauma or are in high-risk situations. It will also create a “Trauma 101” curriculum provided for free to organizations that serve children, including schools.

The effort is called the Central Maine Youth Trauma Initiative.

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