2020 Features (Small Newsroom) Winner

Emily Tate | EdSource

“Inside a Preschool That Treats the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis”

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Tate reports on a heartbreaking and under-reported side effect to the opioid crisis: children of opioid users, who are often exposed to trauma from a young age. In Ohio, the state with the second-highest opioid death rate, Tate tells the story of a preschool that provides holistic support for the youngest victims of the opioid epidemic.

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