Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first surgeon general, on the impact of multigenerational adversity, SEL in the classroom, and the transformational powers of meditation.
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) tracks state progress on reducing ACEs and share state and national tools related to promoting healthy child development policies and practices. Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty, states are continuing work to increase child well-being and screening is an important baseline step to identifying ACEs.
The idea that racial profiling and other forms of discrimination can trigger chronic stress — which in turn can provoke illness — is a growing area of research, especially as the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired a multidimensional approach to racial equality.
In an online discussion hosted by CalMatters, three prominent child health experts, including California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, offered suggestions for families struggling with the multiple crises confronting the state and nation.
We don’t know exactly how the social isolation, school closures, and economic disruption, and other stress caused by Covid-19 will affect children’s health, but we know it will. California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris discusses the importance of recognizing the science of early childhood development and systematically putting into practice trauma-informed care and interventions during this time.
With COVID-19 impacting most of society for the foreseeable future, the need to understand toxic stress and trauma-informed care has never been more critical. Dr. Shannon Udovic-Constant, Vice Chair for the California Medical Association Board of Trustees, sat down with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to discuss.
In the latest newsletter from the Medical Board of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris addresses secondary impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency and how they will acutely affect the health and well-being of Californians in the weeks, months, and years ahead.