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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
Picture of Cynthia Poten
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
Picture of Cynthia Poten
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
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In 2017, Mendocino County voters voted for a special sales tax to improve mental health services. Is it making a difference yet?
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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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Up to a third of people in Navajo Nation today lack heating, plumbing, or fully equipped kitchens. Indoor toilets are a luxury. Roads are terrible. How have these people been forgotten for so long?
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Parental drug use is now responsible for one-third of the children in foster care. A reporting team will explore what happens to babies and parents caught in addiction's grip.
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Syringe exchanges and overdose kits aren’t always reaching poor and rural Californians, but advocates of the harm reducation approach are trying to make that happen.
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From prison to the classroom: a former Panther’s tale of trauma and redemption.

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U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

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