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Toxic Stress and PTSD in Children

The WISH Toxic Stress: Mitigating Childhood Adversity That Affects Lifelong Physical and Mental Health report focuses on the impact of PTSD and toxic stress in children by examining how adverse childhood events are linked to later physical and mental ill health and how these risks can be mitigated.

Prof. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Founding Director of both the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, and the Institute of Global Health & Development at the Aga Khan University; the Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health; and Chairman of The Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health with adjunct professorships at several Schools of Public Health including Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Tufts University, the University of Alberta and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr. Bhutta leads large research groups in Toronto, Karachi and Nairobi with special interests in scaling up evidence-based, community setting interventions and implementation of RMNCAH&N interventions in humanitarian contexts. In 2020 Dr. Bhutta was awarded the honour of Fellow of the Royal Society. He is a leader for health professionals supporting integrated maternal, newborn and child health globally.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician and the first and current Surgeon General of California. She is known for linking adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects to health later on in life. She is an advisory council member for The Clinton Foundation’s Too Small to Fail campaign, and the Founder and former chief executive officer of the Center for Youth Wellness. Dr. Harris received her bachelor’s degree in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree from the University of California, Davis. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, within Stanford University School of Medicine. Following receipt of her master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she went on to serve a residency at Stanford in pediatrics. In 2018, she released her first book The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.
2020

Toxic Stress Mitigating Childhood Adversity that affects Lifelong Physical and Mental Health

Nadine Burke Harris, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Marcia Brophy, Andrea Danese, Charles A Nelson, Muthanna Samara
This report focuses on the aftermath of toxic stress disorder on children and issues a list of recommendations to guide policy makers to mitigate this.
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