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It’s been 20 years since the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. We’re joined by Austin Eubanks, who was a student at the school and was injured that day. He’s spent the past two decades becoming an expert in addiction treatment, after becoming addicted himself in the months and years after the massacre. We’re also joined by the CEO of the David Lawrence Center, who is bringing Mr. Eubanks to town for a mental health symposium on Saturday, March 23 that will explore the long-term damaging effects of trauma.

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Doctors say young children who have experienced trauma from neglect, abuse or violence may cry excessively or have problems sleeping or eating.

Hurricane Michael: Children Face Stress Of Upended Lives

Nov 25, 2018
Office of Florida Governor

When Tiffany Harris and her two children emerged from their hotel after Hurricane Michael roared past, her 3-year-old son pointed to a sea of fallen trees and shattered buildings.

"It's broken. It's broken, Mommy, fix it," she recalls her little boy Amari begging.

Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel recently toured the U.S. southern border, talking to undocumented parents and children separated by President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.

During a forum this month at the Guatemalan-Maya Center in Lake Worth, Frankel, a Democrat from West Palm Beach, heard how that border policy has begun to touch the Florida peninsula. Frankel interviewed a woman from Guatemala whose cousin was one of the migrants stopped at the border this year and separated from her child – a 10-year-old boy.

Courtesy Drug Free Manatee

Manatee County is trying to turn things around for the youngest victims of the opioid epidemic - children.

Organizations within the community, such as Drug Free Manatee, are working with law enforcement, social service agencies and schools.