Foster youth are 5x as likely to develop PTSD, than youth who didn't experience foster care. Childhood trauma impacts the rest of your life. Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician working to change the standard of pediatric practice, across demographics to effectively address childhood trauma.
From Ted: "Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris 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. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on."