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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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The Harvard researcher who led a famous study of Romanian orphans tells reporters there are lots of science-based reasons to worry about separating migrant children from their families at the border.

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Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

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