Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment: So much to unpack

Correspondent Michael Hill reported this story with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.

Other stories in this series include: 

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment: The million-dollar quarterback

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment: Coping

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment: What happened to you?

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment: Start upstream

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment is a five-part series that explores how childhood trauma can impact a person for decades to come. The series delves into how Newark is trying to become a trauma-informed city by 2020.

The first installment introduces 26-year-old Ashanti Jones, coordinator for the Neighborhood Ally program at South Ward Children’s Alliance. Jones’s distressing childhood experiences culminated into her teenage years, when she reached a critical turning point in her life.

[This story was originally published by NJTV.]

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