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Emily Cureton’s reporting was undertaken as a California Health Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California's Center for Health Journalism. ...

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It has long been known that growing up in impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods such as Ferguson, Missouri dims life prospects. But now a commanding body of medical research presents a disturbing, biological picture of why.

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Even though people in California's Del Norte County have been reporting domestic violence at a staggering rate, most abuse is suffered in secrecy. That can make it easy to overlook the fact that Native American communities are disproportionately affected.

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For some residents of Del Norte County in Northern California, domestic violence is a daily occurrence. The story of Tara Williams shows just how difficult it can be to find a way out.

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Domestic violence is reported at a higher rate in Del Norte County than anywhere else in California. And experts say the number of convictions, arrests, and 911 calls reflects only a fraction of the actual violence and abuse taking place.

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Ask law enforcement officers what their most dangerous calls are and they will tell you domestic violence (DV) also called intimate partner violence (IPV) because of the extreme, unpredictable emotions. DV and IPV are often associated with drugs and alcohol and sparked by a perpetrator’s “abandonmen

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There has been growing recognition in recent years that "toxic stress" can disfigure young lives in lasting ways. But how do health systems begin to address the problem? Daisy Rosario looks at how the Montefiore health system in the Bronx is tackling the issue through pediatric care.

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As California's statewide figures drop, Del Norte County has seen its domestic violence rate skyrocket. That raises a question: How are domestic violence survivors in this rural community on the Northern California coast faring after reporting abuse?

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Just minutes from Palm Springs and Indian Wells, the Eastern Coachella Valley is a community of farm workers with a high incidence of domestic violence. What are the underlying reasons that make farm worker men more susceptible to becoming abusers?

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How many mental health patients receive the care that they need? Not enough, say Tulare County health officials.

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