At PACEs Connection, we believe in following the research. In the last few years, researchers have started to examine the impacts of positive childhood experiences (PCEs) on children and adults. We at PACEs Connection are particularly interested in the in
Videos with Spanish [subtitled] (Videos en Español; subtitulados)
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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across the Lifetime (Nadine Burke Harris, MD)
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.
El estrés tóxico perjudica el desarrollo saludable
[Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development]
Subtitled in Spanish, this video, originally titled Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development, is from the series Three Core Concepts in Early Development (Tres Conceptos Clave del Desarrollo Infantil Temprano). The series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse. (Harvard Center on the Developing Child)
Sesame Street Traumatic Experiences videos
When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Here are ways to bring these factors to life.