Long Term Affects of Childhood Trauma

Posted on March 5th, 2015

I recently saw this link that came from another CASA program. I was intrigued. I am a huge fan of Ted Talks and the issue discussed here is one that so many of our children face.

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris 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.

Click the link below to watch Nadine Burke Harris discuss how childhood trauma can have a lifetime affect on our children.

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