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"One of the first lessons we learned was the need for patience with survivors. We were often asking people to relive their trauma when we interviewed them and that carried a high emotional cost for families."
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How a reporting team overcame countless hurdles to tell a new story of how children are affected by the family violence they experience, from the time they are in utero through childhood and after.
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Over a year after devastating fires, many families still struggle from both the initial trauma and the aftermath of the blaze.
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The lessons I learned reporting these stories seem so basic to the work of journalism, and yet I realized I had either forgotten these fundamentals or I had compromised them too many times in the course of my career.
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James Causey returned to his old neighborhood in Milwaukee to take a sustained look at how young people are impacted by trauma, and how a community garden is trying to buffer against that damage.
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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.
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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.
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A reporter set out to discover why trauma rates were so high in the community of Paradise, Calif. Then the deadliest wildfire in state history destroyed the town.
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The children who end up buried the deepest in the criminal justice system were often victims of extensive trauma before they played a part in killing others.
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Reporter Laura Klivans followed Sabrina Hanes through her daily routine in Paradise last summer, to learn how she’s developed resilience. She caught up with Hanes after the fire to find out what happens next.

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