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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Oakland nonprofit CALICO hosts annual benefit this Saturday

It starts early, when kids are beginning to make sense of themselves and their relationship to the world around them. As the most common type of childhood trauma today, abuse manifests itself in the lives of children typically through neglect, physical injury, and sexual harm. Confused and isolated, children often remain quiet in the hands

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Oakland Doctor Shares Teen Stories of Suffering & Resiliency Amidst Violence

by Ryan White Oakland pediatrician Dr. Barbara Staggers could tell you stories until your heart breaks. She recalls a 15-year-old boy who came in to her clinic asking for a hug, because he knew he’d soon be shot dead,...