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Support for Curcio’s reporting on this project also came from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California.
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Violence is a part of daily life in the most segregated elementary schools in Pinellas County, Florida. Five elementary schools had more violence than all 17 high schools combined.

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"As a journalist and as a person, there’s something therapeutic about being entrusted with someone’s personal rock bottom, and being a vessel for their story," writes journalist Jazelle Hunt. "There’s something therapeutic and powerful about standing with someone in his or her pain."

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Eight years after journalist Lori Robinson was raped by two men, she published a guidebook for African American survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Since the attack, she has moved on to enjoy a happy, fulfilling life. But on that night 20 years ago, she didn’t know how, or if, she would recover.

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About 80 percent of rapes happen between people of the same race. For black women survivors whose assailants are also black, cultural codes can make it difficult to speak out.

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The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process it. Since then, Perry has found a lack of services targeting those conceived through sexual assault.

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For 20 years, Sharita Lee was numb. She did not cry. She did not love the men she dated. The only emotion she could muster was rage. Then, after reading online reactions to the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, Lee decided to tell her own story.

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The journalists at California Watch have created a simple, yet powerful way to visually tell the story of a woman they couldn't reveal.

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Why some health reporters and bloggers deserve hazard pay for examining Todd Akin's absurd claims.

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For all the difficulties it has faced, from rape as a teenager who impregnated her, the trip north in which he said had to be a prostitute drug dealer, to domestic violence who lived with the father of her second son, Elsa González always clung with one voice: that of his father.

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