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September 11, 2020 | Edutopia

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.

August 31, 2020 | National Academy for State Health Policy

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.

August 24, 2020 | San Francisco Chronicle

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.

August 20, 2020 | CalMatters

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.

August 4, 2020 | Stat News

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.

July 6, 2020 | California Medical Association

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.

July 1, 2020 | Medical Board of California News

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.

June 16, 2020 | The Modesto Bee

Chrisanna Mink speaks with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to discuss how racism doesn’t manifest only as egregious acts, but covers a wide spectrum, including subtle oppression from inequities in the systems of justice, education, employment and even health care. And it hurts kids.

June 14, 2020 | KQED

KQED’s Brian Watt spoke last week with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, who is known for her pioneering work on the role that childhood stress and trauma play on the wellness of minority populations, to talk about the intersection of race and health.

June 14, 2020 | Medium

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris responds to recent events and explains how racist oppression ensures that black and brown children bear a disproportionate burden of dehumanizing and traumatic experiences.