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Trauma recovery pilot program to be launched in Flint

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A trauma recovery pilot program is expected to be operating in Flint within the next year.

 

The Michigan Health and Human Services Department awarded the Hurley Medical Center over $365,927 for the project.

 

 

 

John Stewart is with Hurley.

 

“So there’s violent crime like gun and knife, there’s sexual assault trauma, pediatric trauma, there’s elder abuse, crime can be an entire span of degrees and acuity.”

 

Stewart said the trauma recovery model will take a holistic approach when it comes to the care of victims of crimes.

 

“After they’re medically cleared, and in the follow up instances, what resources are available to them to mitigate or at least reduce the chances of them being predisposed, if it is possible, to being a victim of crime again?”

                       

Stewart said Hurley plans to have the approach in place by this time next year.