January 23, 2018 | In the News

Early adversity, if experienced in high enough doses, “literally gets under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades,” writes Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, in her new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. In an article published by National Public Radio, Dr. Burke Harris, CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, shares her vision for spreading the adoption of trauma-informed approaches to care within the medical community:

“…our goal is not just to advance the standard of practice here in our center but to advance the standard of practice period. Our goal is that every pediatrician in the United States or — heck! — around the world for that matter is doing routine screening for adverse childhood experiences. Because one of the things that all of this science tells us is that, the No. 1 thing that makes a difference is early intervention.”

Dr. Burke Harris is a member of CHCS’ Advancing Trauma-Informed Care, a national initiative made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that focuses on understanding how trauma-informed approaches can be practically implemented across the health care sector.

Read the article on NPR’s website.