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Arkansas ranks high in child abuse, deaths. COVID-19 has made it worse, officials say.
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In the fourth part of our series on undocumented children, we look at how this approach helps improve kids’ health and academic outcomes.
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In part three of our series on undocumented children, we look at how Prince George’s county schools are focusing on mental health supports for them.
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When it comes to children, Florida's law regarding involuntary commitments for psychiatric treatment is applied inconsistently.
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To keep children from being committed under the Baker Act, some schools are addressing early childhood trauma and changing their approach to student discipline.
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"As a black man from the South, my body bears proof of white supremacy’s persistence and limitations," writes author and Center for Health Journalism Fellow Issac Bailey in his new book.
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Incarcerating parents can have a major mental health impact on the children left behind and lead to risky behaviors, even as those kids become adults.

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