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Californians in general struggle to find and afford mental health treatment, but the access difficulties are magnified for survivors. These access challenges are often compounded by practical, cultural and linguistic barriers including — as in Lisbet’s case — the overwhelming nature of domestic violence, health insurance limitations, stigma and fear of turning to authorities for help.

The financial system has become an important new frontier in the fight against intimate partner violence. More than nine in 10 survivors of an abusive relationship experience economic abuse, according to the US National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

A USC Center for Health Journalism fellow shares tips and strategies defining “Impact Reporting”, a model that incorporates powerful narratives, unassailable data, and engagement, for journalists seeking to generate change in their own communities.

How breaking down silos in health and social services can enable collaboration and reduce intimate partner violence.

How breaking down silos in health and social services can enable collaboration and reduce intimate partner violence.

Relationship violence threatens not only students’ physical safety and emotional well-being, but also their academic prospects. Some campuses are finding solutions to help keep survivors in school.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, incarcerated individuals in California’s 35 state prisons faced poor mental health care. The situation is especially dire for the rapidly increasing number of female prisoners, who make up 4 percent of the state’s incarcerated population but 11 percent of suicides, according to 2016 figures

Our grantee, The Fuller Project, presents solutions to end child exploitation.

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