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- Children Who View Domestic Abuse More Likely To Bully, Fight, Lie, Cheat A growing body of research shows that children don’t have to be abused themselves to suffer the consequences of domestic violence.
- Troubling Statistics For African-American Males In The Classroom Young African American men are falling behind their peers in the classroom.
- Oakland Teen Overcomes Post-Traumatic Stress, Heads To College The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 30% of inner-city children suffer PTSD. Donza Pitre may be one of the few who was actually treated for it, after she was diagnosed at about 13 years of age.
- Santa Clara Teen Goes From Troubled Household Member To Student Leader Damont Hardnett wears a pressed white shirt, a bow tie and a heartbreaking smile when he reaches his hand out to meet you. He is a mother’s dream - especially an African American single mom who has struggled to raise him right.
- Student Rising Above: Laos Refugee, Domestic Violence Survivor Becomes Honors Student Dinnertime at the Saephan home is bustling, with 9 people to feed, including parents, teenagers, a wiggly toddler and newborn baby. Tommy Saephan has been living here with his aunt and uncle since middle school. It is exactly what he needed. “They’ve...