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From PTSD to traumatic brain injuries, two experts on domestic violence trauma brief reporters on what we know from the science — and still don't.
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“I never imagined that in one day, my whole caseload would have such severe trauma due to a natural disaster,” a school clinical social worker said.
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In the midst of my reporting on the health effects of bad air quality downwind of an off-road park along the California coast, our newsroom was confronted with another pressing public health tragedy.
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While maternal depression has been widely covered in recent years, we don't often talk about the emotional trauma and devastation mothers can face from a difficult labor and delivery.
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“The best policy we can pursue is try to reduce access to firearms among people who are suicidal," one researcher says.
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This story was produced as part of a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
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What began as a murder of a black man in a Midwestern town in 1959 spiraled into a pattern of racial violence and trauma visited on one family over successive generations.
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Folks in underserved New Jersey face adversities that few in America ever even have to think about. How can the state turn the corner in addressing epidemic levels of trauma?
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Hundreds of Arkansas children are thrown behind bars every year. Most haven’t committed a violent crime. Worse, the conditions they face in detention are abysmal.
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Exposure to domestic abuse can change how children view relationships, with effects that last a lifetime.

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