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Two reporters set out to answer a question: Was the horrific death of a mentally ill inmate in a California jail an anomaly or evidence of systemic deficiencies that could lead to more deaths?
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Concluding his series on mental health in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attack, KVCR's Matt Guilhem looks at how area Muslims process the scrutiny they receive.
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On December 2, 2015, Julie Paez was shot twice during the San Bernardino terror attack. KVCR's Matt Guilhem recently spoke to Paez about her recovery and determination to move forward from that trauma.
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The saturation coverage of the San Bernardino terror attack put parents in a tight spot. Should they talk to their children about what happened? KVCR's Matt Guilhem looks at how two different families with personal connections to the tragedy navigated the situation.
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As researchers and policymakers seek ways to stop the damage wrought by toxic stress and early trauma, a leading thinker in the field suggests we need smarter approaches that take inspiration from precision medicine.
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Minutes after gunfire erupted in San Bernardino last December, emergency personnel from a host of local agencies were there. KVCR's Matt Guilhem examines the traumatic scene first responders arrived at that day and the lingering effects the attack has had.
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"Finding families touched by the death of a child was hard," writes Sammy Caiola of the Sacramento Bee. "And convincing them to talk to me was even harder."

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A year after Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, a reporter returned to the neighborhood and spent months talking with families about how they cope with toxic levels of stress and violence.

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New Orleans restarted its public school system a decade ago after Hurricane Katrina. But addressing the lingering trauma and stress faced by the city's children is a huge ongoing challenge.

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A recent survey of students in Buffalo revealed that roughly one in three had seen someone shot, stabbed or assaulted in their neighborhood. The crisis is all the more harrowing given what we're learning about childhood trauma's life-long effects on health and well-being.

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