THE BEAR COMES HOME EVERY NIGHT
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Paediatrician Nadine Burke Harris agrees that childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. In this talk she 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. Health issues unfolds across the lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. This is an impassioned plea for paediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on. You can listen to the talk by following this link:
Over 1000 comments that are overwhelmingly grateful, congratulatory, thankful to Dr Nadine Burke Harris and many passionate pleas to share this Ted Talk across your communities:
“This makes a ton of sense”
“Nominating this woman for president”
“This just might be the best TED talk ever.”
“Wow...This video makes me view things so much more different.”
“Tears of gratitude. I wish this woman was my doctor. Thank you Nadine Burke Harris for your commitment”
“This is literally incredible. Best ted talk ever. And such a relief to hear”
"...And the bear comes home every night."
“What a compelling speaker!!”
“Standing ovation talk”
If you are interesting in finding out more about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) and the support community that has surrounded the study participants you will find interesting articles and resources at http://www.acesconnection.com/
The link to the TED Talk is here:
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