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Almost Half of D.C. Children Have Suffered A Traumatic Experience, According to First-Ever Federal Survey

In the District, 47 percent of children and teens have experienced a traumatic event, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who has been suicidal or who has a drug or alcohol problem, according to new federal data. In Maryland and Virginia, the rate was about 40 percent.