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Dena Kapsalis, director of student services at Paradise Unified School District, was surprised at first by how many students chose to return after the Camp Fire destroyed the town.
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“I have kids telling me still, oh Ms. Henry I lost my stuffed animals that were in the garage and I know that they burned in there and it makes me very sad,” she said. “You know, those little things were people to them.”
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Prevention is always king, but what does the evidence say about the best way to treat kids who have already suffered abuse?
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As women and mothers, we are astonished at the reported conditions. But as pediatricians, we are deeply concerned about the long-term health impacts of these kids are likely to face.
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How do you know when someone is ready to be interviewed about a trauma she has endured? And what do you do if she wants to back out just before publication?
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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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"Ashanti Jones’ story was so overwhelming it made me cry during the interview — a first in my four-decade career," writes broadcast reporter Michael Hill.
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A Los Angeles Times reporter spent a year reporting on the high schools in LA County surrounded by the highest number of homicides. Here's what she learned about reporting on trauma.
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Journalists seeking to include the voices of survivors in their stories should start with the most important maxim: Do no harm.
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Witnessing abuse carries the same risk of harm to children's mental health and learning as if the children had been abused directly, new research shows.

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