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How does exposure to violence affect innocent young bystanders? What lasting damage does it cause? The Times-Picayune debuts an ambitous new series.  
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In one immigrant community along Central California's coast, a crisis response team stands ready to coordinate services for families who’ve been hit by an arrest or deportation.
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Gentrification threatens the health of black residents in Washington D.C. “This dynamic can have a profound effect on mental health and the civic engagement [of city residents]," one Georgetown professor said.
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Ruben Castaneda of U.S. News and Cristina Londoño of Telemundo reported very different series on immigrant health. But both reporters had to win the trust of undocumented families for their projects.
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At Los Angeles Unified's 15 wellness centers and through in-class screenings, the district is stepping efforts to help students cope with extremely high levels of trauma and toxic stress.
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Whether it's screening for developmental problems or catching adverse childhood experiences early, some doctors want to make the pediatrician's office a one-stop shop.
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A shortage of Native foster families has led to pain, lawsuits, and echoes of a painful history.
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A reporter recounts his journey to find the stories that shed light on how Trump’s rhetoric and policies are impacting the health and wellness of kids of undocumented immigrants.
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For a reporter who found signs of hopelessness in one Kern County community after another, childhood trauma turned out to be the unifying theme, handed down from one generation to the next.
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While scores of public agencies are working to develop resources and programs to address childhood trauma and toxic stress in their communities, San Joaquin County in California has been turning itself into a model for how to address the issue.

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