Childhood trauma can last a lifetime – and beyond

Nadine Burke Harris is a Canadian-American pediatrician who became California’s first Surgeon General in 2019. In this TED talk she talks about the link between adverse childhood experiencestoxic stress and increased risks of worse physical and mental health throughout a lifetime. She was the founder and former chief executive officer of the USA’s Center for Youth Wellness and her work also featured in Paul Tough‘s book How Children Succeed.

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