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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Franciso and the author of "The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity."
More than 34 million American children have had at least one adverse childhood experience like abuse or neglect. We need every medical professional in this country to be equipped with the right tools for universal screening.
When a child's flight-or-fight response is activated too often, from abuse, neglect or parental addiction, it can change the structure of a developing brain. It's called toxic stress, and pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris believes every medical professional in the country…
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