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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Video: Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., explains how 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. Transcripción disponible en español.

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Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., explains that 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. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

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Format

Video

Language

English, Español

Topic

Abuse Prevention, Childhood Trauma & ACE's, Healing & Recovery from Abuse

Audience

Adult, Parent/Caregiver