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A month after an investigation found dangerous levels of asbestos fibers in some of Philadelphia’s most rundown elementary schools, the school district has begun cleaning up seven of them.
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Traumatized children often have difficulties with anger management, impulse control and the processing and retention of information.
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For the young boys on the New Orleans' Davis Park football team, it’s not a matter of if they’ve been exposed to violence — it’s how often.
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Twenty-eight former Panthers players were killed in a 14-year span in New Orleans. Former coach Jerome Temple is trying to halt the deaths.
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How a Central City couple plans to save their neighborhood — one football team at a time.
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This article was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. 
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Trauma can have a devastating impact on a child’s education. So why have some New Orleans schools failed to address the problem?
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Cristian Fernandez was propelled to international notoriety when he was just 12, when he fatally beat his 2-year-old brother. But, after seven years of incarceration, how does a 19-year-old begin to move on?
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The first 1,000 days of nutrition can set a child’s course for life or perpetuate a cycle of poverty.
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Why are so many young children in California not being screened for developmental issues, despite clear guidelines that they should be?

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