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April 7, 2020 | KQED

Millions of Californians who aren’t sick with COVID-19 are still managing a ton of stress — and that stress can manifest in real, physical pain. California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, created a series of guides to help people manage stress during this time of crisis.

April 3, 2020 | Apple Podcasts

California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, joins “Good Kids: Stay at Home Edition” remotely to share advice on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19, what all of us can do to help, and how to mitigate stress while stuck at home. “We’re all feeling a lot of stress right now. And I think for adults, we can kind of recognize it and say it. But for kids, oftentimes it doesn’t show up in the same way.”

April 2, 2020 | Face2Face Africa

Nadine Burke Harris is California’s first-ever surgeon general. Face2Face Africa details Burke Harris’ history-making feat follows the creation of the new role in 2019 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

April 1, 2020 | KPJR

Register for a virtual discussion on trauma-informed tools during coronavirus featuring Alice Forrested, PhD, CEO of Clifford Beers from RESILIENCE, Jim Sporleder, Trauma Informed Consultantm and James Redford, Director of both RESILIENCE & PAPER TIGERS.

March 31, 2020 | Nickelodeon

California Surgeon Dr. Nadine Burke Harris joins Nickelodeon’s “The Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus with Kristen Bell” to discuss tips for reducing stress at home during the pandemic. Feature begins at 15:12.

March 30, 2020 | The California Department of Health Care Services and Office of the California Surgeon General

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California Surgeon General, and Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, provide guidance on actions providers can take to support the health and well-being of patients, health care teams, and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 19, 2020 | Governor's Press Office

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public awareness campaign to provide useful information to Californians and inform them of actions they can take to further prevent the spread of the virus. The campaign is anchored by a new, consumer-friendly website that highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including paid sick leave and unemployment assistance.

March 19, 2020

Prolonged stress can have life-threatening consequences not only for adults but also for children. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can predispose them to any number of health problems later in life. In 2020, California is allocating $105 million to promote screening for ACEs, which have been shown to trigger toxic stress responses and epigenetic changes linked to a variety of health problems.

March 18, 2020 | The Mighty

Dr. Mary Wilde recounts how learning about ACEs and toxic stress led her to be a better physician and gives a passionate call to action to “care for ourselves and each other.”

March 18, 2020 | USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Insights from Alexandra Crosswell, an assistant professor of psychiatry at UCSF, and her colleagues help us better understand the ways in which our brains and bodies are besieged by all kinds of stress — from global pandemics to more routine experiences, such as caregiving for an elderly relative or constantly feeling unsafe in a high-crime neighborhood.