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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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"Fixing our foster care crisis” was made possible through major funding from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and additional support from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. 
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Cristian Fernandez was propelled to international notoriety when he was just 12, when he fatally beat his 2-year-old brother. But, after seven years of incarceration, how does a 19-year-old begin to move on?
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The first 1,000 days of nutrition can set a child’s course for life or perpetuate a cycle of poverty.
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Why are so many young children in California not being screened for developmental issues, despite clear guidelines that they should be?
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New tech tools could offer faster, more accurate air quality readings for people living in highly polluted areas such as “Cancer Alley” near the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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A new study will be the first to examine if extra cash for poor mothers may lead to better outcomes for kids.
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Buffalo News reporter Tiffany Lankes shows how data can create a story framework that comes alive with personal experiences to help readers understand the importance of addressing violence.
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Many of Buffalo’s children spend years battling the consequences of violence and PTSD. School is often the best hope to support them, but the Buffalo district has been slow to act.
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It's those first 1,000 days — from conception until a child's second birthday — that the brain most needs the right mix of nutrients to fully form. But programs that focus on such developmental goals are now at risk.

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