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The Deepest Well
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity | Nadine Burke Harris
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A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as an innovative, crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was her patient Diego--a boy who had stopped growing four years earlier after a sexual trauma--who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients' "adverse childhood experiences," or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse, or neglect, had proved that the higher a person's ACE score the worse their health--and now led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. Through storytelling that delivers both scientific insight and moving stories of personal impact, Burke Harris illuminates her journey of discovery, from innovative research labs nationwide to her own pediatric practice in San Francisco's poverty-ridden Bayview-Hunters Point. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined inThe Deepest Well will represent vitally important hope for change.
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crhealey
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One of the most important books I‘ve ever read. This details Dr. Burke Harris‘s journey to develop treatments for toxic stress and integrating the ACE study into her pediatric practice. As a teacher working in a trauma informed school, it was so helpful for my education and I could not recommend it more!

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Spainman75
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A must read. Such an amazing look at how childhood trauma affects decision-making.

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Chrissyreadit
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Taking a two minute Litsy break from working on this weeks paper. Sigh. The research is incredible, but heavy and depressing.

Nan2 It gets easier when she starts talking about what helps! 2y
Chrissyreadit I can‘t even!!!! @Nan2 This has been one heck of a week. You know- the kind I seem to have!!!!! 2y
Nan2 Thanks sooooo much for my books that came!!! I was sick for a couple days so didn‘t get to send a thank you! Sorry you‘ve been having a week. I thought that book would speak to you 2y
Chrissyreadit @Nan2 your welcome- a lot of schoolwork and illness make for rough week. 2y
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dk35morris

A pediatricians journey into finding resilience with high ACEs. Helps to answer the question of how to heal those with trauma histories/generational ACEs