Today, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, is releasing her first book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. The important research findings from the field and health interventions outlined in The Deepest Well represent important hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come.
There is hard science behind adversity and trauma that provides new hope in breaking the cycle of childhood adversity and its physical manifestations that too often get handed down from generation to generation. Everyone should have access to this science and hope. This book is for parents, stepparents, foster parents, grandparents, and caregivers who are trying to figure out the best ways to give children the best shot in this world despite the difficulties life throws their way. It is also for all of the young people in this world facing outsized challenges, and for adults whose health is shaped by the legacy of their childhoods. The goal of the book is to inspire conversations—around dinner tables, in doctors’ offices, at PTA meetings, in courtrooms and at city councils. But the greatest hope is to inspire action—big and small.
For more from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, check out these videos of her answersing some key questions at the 2015 Gathering of Leaders:
- How can we use our existing health care system to address our nation's problems?
- Why do we need to change the standard of care for clinical pediatric practice?
- What does the Center for Youth Wellness aim to do?
- What are the biggest barriers to changing clinical models for care?
- Why is it important for our society to know about early adversity?
- What have recent scientific advancements exposed about the impact of early adversity on a child's development?
- How important is collaboration for the work you are doing?
Order The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity online or in bookstores beginning January 23rd.