TED video: Long-term effects of childhood trauma

In this TED video pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. The ACE study shows us the long-term effects of childhood trauma. Because the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. Nadine Burke Harris passionate want to change this from the core. Not treating the effects adults experience, but start where the trauma begins. Start with the children who are development childhood trauma.


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