How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General of California talks about how knowledge of the science of ACEs informed her pediatric practice. 

ACEs create ways of interacting with the world that can limit a person’s ability to fully function in their lives– affecting their ability to work, learn, relate to others and experience emotional health.

The trauma experienced in the aftermath of a murder or shooting is significant. The impacts on youth, in particular, are severe and lasting. By providing group therapy to families, including children, the Chester Community Coalition is working to intervene early-on to reduce the long-term consequences of this trauma.