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Four years after the city of Los Angeles expanded its domestic abuse response team program to all 21 divisions in the Los Angeles Police Department, a report says the program falls short of its target due to low levels of implementation by patrol officers.
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In one incident, a girl with a mental health diagnosis was pepper-sprayed in the groin, then left to use toilet water to relieve her pain.
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Citing revelations of violence against children at the Glen Mills Schools, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday ordered the state to overhaul its oversight of Pennsylvania’s juvenile residential programs.
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The White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center will stop incarcerating kids by this summer.
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Public health officials and medical professionals now recognize violence and other major factors — education, employment status, income, experience with discrimination — as key factors for women’s health.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Molly Sullivan, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Molly Sullivan, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Domestic violence resource centers boost efforts in south Sacramento neighborhoods
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Witnessing abuse carries the same risk of harm to children's mental health and learning as if the children had been abused directly, new research shows.
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District officials in Washington, D.C. are working on creating trauma-informed schools. But how effective has the effort been at reducing excessive absences and failing grades?
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Exposure to domestic abuse can change how children view relationships, with effects that last a lifetime.

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