It’s becoming clear to more and more people that what actually happens in ‘dysfunctional families’ is what scientists call Traumatic Stress. And the children who grow up immersed in it become adults who are at increased risk from the great many negative health and well being outcomes facing all of us. So it may become important for affected adults to seek help.
Occurring during childhood, the most formative period in a person’s life, ACEs are traumatic experiences that have a profound impact on a child’s developing brain and body with lasting impacts on a person’s health and livelihood throughout their lifetime.
The story that Jane Ellen Stevens reveals in the narrative featured below reads like a detective thriller. How did the two Doctors solve a problem so much bigger than what they set out to study? When I found her ‘story …Continue reading →
Wounded Places A sell out audience of 650 people filled The Grand Lake Theater’s largest Auditorium in Oakland for the world premier of the documentary Wounded Places in late April 2015. At the end of the showing the crowd gave …Continue reading →
Paper Tigers is a moving and profoundly important film that offers critical insights into one of the most widespread educational and health challenges in American society. It should be mandatory viewing for teachers and principals across the country, and anyone …Continue reading →
Wounded Places The world premier’ of ‘Wounded Places’ is happening Oakland on Wednesday March 29th 2015. The 650 seats are already sold out, but you can click through to a long preview of the movie toward the bottom of this …Continue reading →
Click below and hold onto your chair. Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of …Continue reading →
Fall 1986 Oakland CA ………Already 2 years into awareness of myself an an adult child of alcoholic parents, the effects of my dysfunctional upbringing have been re-ignited by the break-up of my relationship. I realize I’m overwhelmed. I check myself …Continue reading →