Nadine Burke Harris - The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
Harris won the 2016 Heinz Award for “transforming the practice of pediatric medicine.” The founder and CEO of San Francisco’s Center for Youth Wellness, Harris’s focus is the effect of adverse childhood experiences on people’s health over the course of their lifetimes. She developed her specialty when she treated a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual trauma. His case wasn’t an isolated one. A survey of 17,000 adult patients found links between adverse childhood experiences—including divorce, substance abuse, neglect, and violence—and chronic health problems, both physical and emotional. Dr. Harris here expands on her acclaimed TED talk, “I Was Thinking Too Small,” which launched her campaign to raise national awareness of toxic childhood stress and find ways to break the cycle. This event is part of the P&P Parenting Series.