Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

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Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

March 8, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

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Speaker: Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., MPH, FAAP

A pioneer in the field of medicine, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, as a risk factor for adult disease such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between early childhood adversity, child development and health, and how the practical applications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study can improve health outcomes.

Dr. Burke Harris is founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point. She is the subject of a New Yorker profile and was the recipient of a prestigious Heinz Award in 2016, among many other honors. She will speak about her new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 2018).  Book reviews:

The Deepest Well is a heartbreaking, beautiful book about what might be the most important single issue facing our country’s disadvantaged populations: the prevalence of childhood trauma. Relying on her work as a compassionate physician and first-class scientist, Burke Harris weaves together groundbreaking research with touching personal stories. The result is a gripping book that should convince everyone that we have a serious problem, and that unless we address it, the losers will be our nation’s children. — J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy

The Deepest Well is a rousing wake-up call, challenging us to reimagine pressing questions of racial and social justice as matters of public health. The research and stories shared in this highly engaging, provocative book prove beyond a reasonable doubt that millions of lives depend on us finally coming to terms with the long-term consequences of childhood adversity and toxic stress. — Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

Hanna Institute Professional Networking Breakfast Series

This event is part of the Hanna Institute Professional Networking Breakfast Series, which highlights issues facing Sonoma County youth, families, and communities today, and provides a forum to discuss and collaborate on practical solutions.

Meet other professionals—from health systems, schools, churches, courts, legal practices, community organizations and more—who are interested in:

  • Increasing their fluency with trauma and adversity
  • Learning about research and ‘state of the art’ trauma-informed approaches
  • Gaining skills for mitigating the secondary stress experience by professionals who work with traumatized youth
  • Improving life outcomes for youth who have faced early adversity

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March 8, 2018
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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17000 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476 United States


Hanna Institute
(707) 933-2563


Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
part of our Professional Networking Breakfast Series

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