The “Toxic” Behind Childhood Trauma

Posted by on March 14, 2019 in Cathy's Thoughts | 0 comments

Here is a powerful statement from the article attached: Imagine identifying a toxin so potent it could rewire a child’s brain and erode his immune system. A substance that, in high doses, tripled the risk of heart disease and lung cancer and reduced life expectancy by 20 years. And then realizing that tens of millions of American children had been exposed. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s newly appointed surgeon general, will tell you this is not a hypothetical scenario. She is a leading voice in a movement trying to transform our understanding of how the traumatic experiences that affect so many American children can trigger serious physical and mental illness. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s newly appointed surgeon general, will tell you this is not a hypothetical scenario. She is a leading voice in a movement trying to transform our understanding of how the traumatic experiences that affect so many American children can trigger serious physical and mental illness. She envisions a statewide approach whereby screening for traumatic stress is routine and children with high ACEs scores have access to services that can build resilience to help their bodies reset.

 

Unraveling Childhood Trauma

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