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"One of the first lessons we learned was the need for patience with survivors. We were often asking people to relive their trauma when we interviewed them and that carried a high emotional cost for families."
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How a reporting team overcame countless hurdles to tell a new story of how children are affected by the family violence they experience, from the time they are in utero through childhood and after.
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California has problems serving young children with disabilities. Reporter Jocelyn Wiener explains how she tracked down the story.
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A month after an investigation found dangerous levels of asbestos fibers in some of Philadelphia’s most rundown elementary schools, the school district has begun cleaning up seven of them.
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Traumatized children often have difficulties with anger management, impulse control and the processing and retention of information.
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For the young boys on the New Orleans' Davis Park football team, it’s not a matter of if they’ve been exposed to violence — it’s how often.
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Twenty-eight former Panthers players were killed in a 14-year span in New Orleans. Former coach Jerome Temple is trying to halt the deaths.
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How a Central City couple plans to save their neighborhood — one football team at a time.
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This article was produced as 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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Trauma can have a devastating impact on a child’s education. So why have some New Orleans schools failed to address the problem?

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