Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, pediatrician and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, talks about the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and later-life health and well being.
“How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime” ~Nadine Burke Harris – TED 806,825 views Published on Feb 17, 2015
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.
Doctors Ross and Dietz offer insights into how our Early Childhood Development plays a key role in determining the type of individual we mature into.
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, addressed inmates at Ironwood State Prison offering a compelling overview of the role that exposure to Childhood Trauma plays in the lives of Emotionally Troubled and chronically ill American teens and ADULTS.
Speaking with Mafia hit-man and victim of Early Criminal Childhood Trauma/Abuse Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why Richard most likely developed into a emotionally disturbed, paranoid, cruel, heartless teen and man who did not give a frig about anyone else, including his wife and kids.
Hello. Are you familiar with author and child abuse/maltreatment victim-survivor Dr. Stacey Patton’s March 10, 2017 NY Times article titled, “Stop Beating Black Children’?
“Between 2006 and 2015, more than 3,600 black children were killed as a result of maltreatment, according to the Administration for Children and Families. That’s an average of 360 children a year, three times higher than for other racial and ethnic groups. Many social workers and district attorneys I have talked to say it is not malicious parents intentionally hurting their kids who end up with convictions for child abuse or homicide; it is those who started spanking and escalated as the child got bigger.”
“Black children are also more at risk of being assaulted, seriously injured or killed by a parent than by a police officer, a neighborhood watchman or an irritated racist who hates rap music. We have to stop hurting our children to protect them. It is not working. And worse, it erodes our children’s humanity and co-signs the slave master’s logic that you have to hit a black body to make it comply.”
(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)
“Black Women, Suicide, Depression, Self Harm & Mental Health; PSA from Abiola Abrams”
Repeat White House Guest and Obama Friend “Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV News – YouTube April 2015”
PLEASE, take a few minutes to hear one of our Nation’s more intelligent, empathetic, compassionate and WISE citizens describe how he learned black Americans are MUCH LIKE white Americans.
Over the past three or four years I’ve listened to many videos produced by my black male and female American neighbors expressing their thoughts, concerns and opinions about the current state of black American citizens.
On January 5, 2018 I came across a YT vid titled, “How black Women sabotage their sons,” produced by a 30-year-old father calling his YT channel ‘Polaris Law.’
Sadly, I was not surprised listening to Polaris Law describe the Child Abuse and Emotional Maltreatment he witnessed a little boy suffer during a train ride he was taking with his two-year-old daughter.
I was not surprised because during the 12 years I was a uniform cop and investigator serving young Child Abuse, Emotional Neglect and Maltreatment victims Shawn Carter and Christopher Wallace’s Brooklyn, NY neighborhood, regularly I witnessed a significant population of mothers speaking to their children in the same manner.
Frankly, I became just as angry as Polaris Law when witnessing SELFISH, immature, apathetic, mostly single moms failing to recognize that placing ABOVE ALL ELSE the emotional well being of their child or children, will most likely result with a fairly or wonderfully happy child maturing into a reasonably well adjusted, responsible teen and adult citizen embracing empathy, compassion and respect for his or her peaceful, as well as less fortunate neighbors.
While watching and listening to my very first Polaris Law video, I realized I was witnessing a man, who through no fault of his own, during a critical period of human/childhood development, most likely experienced a traumatic, potentially life scarring medical disease/condition known to medical science as “Childhood Trauma.”
I recognized the sadness, anger and pain shared by Polaris Law resemble the pain and sadness American urban story-TRUTH-tellers the late Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, as well as President Barack “My Brother’s Keeper” Obama friends and WH guests Shawn Carter and Kendrick Lamar share in their American music artistry or public interviews.
So, after witnessing a mostly composed Polaris Law spill a myriad of genuine human emotions while speaking about, as well as relating with the toddler he witnessed being emotionally maltreated, I knew I would become a Subscriber and check out more of his work.
“How Black Community’s Ignorance of Mental Illness Almost Killed Me” ~Polaris Law
If you watch both Polaris Law presentations and do not want to offer him a hug or hand shake, accompanied by kind words praising, as well as thanking Polaris for showing his strength and imparting his hard earned wisdom, you may need to take a long look in the mirror.
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“America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect”