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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.   Other stories in the series include: The Children of Central City The story behind 'The Children of Central City'
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How a Central City couple plans to save their neighborhood — one football team at a time.
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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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Rates of PTSD soar among Central City children, yet state budget cuts prevent access to mental health care.
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How does exposure to violence affect innocent young bystanders? What lasting damage does it cause? The Times-Picayune debuts an ambitous new series.  
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Hurricane Katrina forced New Orleans' remaining gangs into the Central City neighborhood. With this mass concentration of drug traffickers came a bloody turf war, near-daily shootings and a rising body count.
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Candince McMillian knew little about New Orlean's Central City neighborhood before she bought her home. Then two bullets ripped through her front door.

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