Opinion | Childhood trauma is a public health threat. Our kids deserve better. Updated on October 26, 2019 By William Clement 36 Comments By William Clement 36 Comments Tiffa Kang July 8, 2019 Fact, not an opinion. Reply Javier Munoz-Rivera July 8, 2019 Sad Reply Nosy Rosie July 8, 2019 Thank you for sharing your perspective of toxic environment on families and children. Reply Just A Guy Production July 8, 2019 Why are they making the kids keep their hands raised? American cops are pussies Reply Tam McD July 8, 2019 America, you have a problem. Reply trail mark July 8, 2019 If I could do anything about it I would leave more behind for these children than a narcissistic president and a religion engaged in the buying and selling of Jesus. My heart bleeds for these children knowing what parents are doing and leaving behind for them to grow up in. Reply Mr flatspace July 8, 2019 Non-whites find Rule of Law traumatising. Reply pax und peace July 8, 2019 This is a topic of science not just an opinion. Reply Mancheeze The Great July 8, 2019 Transgenderism hurts children too. Let's talk about that. Reply pax und peace July 8, 2019 It is well proofen science knowledge not just an opinion. Reply Boombaoppaya _ July 8, 2019 Exam stress in the UK. Reply Mark Benson July 8, 2019 the evil demoncrats are ruining this county. The demoncrats are wicked and vile!!!! Reply HUTCHfromBA July 8, 2019 What is the proper name for stress hormones ? I'd like to research that a little more. Thanks. Reply tube3365 July 8, 2019 Moral country and u.s. don’t belong in the same sentence! Reply Merrilou Neigenfind July 9, 2019 Sandy Hook proved we are cool with dead children. Murica Reply Logical Conservative July 9, 2019 I agree. Our kids. Not migrant kids. How do you propose to help those who you're not helping now after you stress the system even further with millions of violent migrants? Reply brotherBox July 9, 2019 Nadine Burke Harris is a real godsent. She is an advocate of the Adverse Childhood Experience studies, which absolutely prove the link between toxic stress and severe health impacts. So few people know about it but it is so vital. It should be as widely known as how to drive a car or how to make contracts. Reply Wajahat Shah July 9, 2019 Our kids deserve better Reply SochiT Tsochi July 9, 2019 Sad, I experience the abused adults everyday. The Aftermath. Schools need to teach American values in school beginning at 2 years old to reverse or stop childhood trauma. Reply Lauren Padgett July 9, 2019 Oh, someone is awake?! Thank you. Reply Marlene Mounce July 9, 2019 Lights for Liberty 🗽 July 12. An international candle vigil for those held in our border concentration camps. Reply Naheen Robinson July 9, 2019 It is unbelievable to me that people that believe in saving all embryos don’t believe in saving all children. Reply Irina Tran July 9, 2019 3:12 well said Reply Trek Time July 9, 2019 Nadine for president! Reply SmileyD Crosby July 9, 2019 Just talked with a therapist today about this exact thing today. I have panic disorder and severe recurrent major depression and anxiety and ptsd and fibromyalgia because of these reasons. Everyone deserves to live better especially children Reply Bruno Mars July 9, 2019 Ever since the British left india both high and lower caste Hindus began to do genocides of muslims systemically time to time what you see still continued,doing more and the situation now have become more grave because of doing more frequently and fanatically; Majority of Hindus in india have same facisist ,Sanghi mentalities; and do have immense hatred in their's hearts like zoinist towards muslims,They all support these RSS,Congress & now BJP terrorists network spread all across India whether they are high caste or low or lower castes Dalits not a single day passes you don't find these reports go unnoticed, they are killing Muslims brutally anywhere and everyday with all supports and terror finances provided by Modi government to its pocket terrorist network working very hard in every nooks and corners of cities and villages. Reply I love noodles July 9, 2019 Political correctness has gotten way out of hand! Criminals have got the upperhand to be evil and break the law.Everybody needs to repent and turn to Jesus. This is exactly what He warned us about and people ignored it and now look.If there's a school shooting and children are traumatized because of it, and rightfully so, the next day they're required to go back to school even if it's just to get help from the counselors, or else get attendance occurrences that count against them on the record. But some of them are too scared to even go and that is understandable.This new discovery of "toxic stress", is just going to be another way for the pharmaceutical industry to make money off of people that are suffering. Watch.Yes, we need to help people, but only getting them help if they could afford it, is not the answer.What the heck?!?! Reply The End Begins July 9, 2019 America has no morals, proof, just look at our ENTIRE History up to the present. The majority of people in US are good, but, this nation has Always been run by the hatefilled minority. Reply Mark Keogh July 9, 2019 And yet sweet f.a. is done to prevent the various forms of bullying & social exclusion in schools… Think perhaps there might be a link between toxic environments and violent outbursts when particularly vulnerable victims of bullying have no means of escape from it and no access to help? Reply cuellar4500 July 9, 2019 Child trauma is problem that we will all have to pay in the future Reply curtisa3rd July 9, 2019 Dr. Burke Harris thank God for you! I’ve followed you for years and I am so thankful for you . Reply Shakeel Zaydan July 9, 2019 Struggled with this for as long as i can remember.Conclusion = The damage done in childhood cannot be reversed.Painful struggle to get through a day, especially when having to interact with others, attempting to do basic everyday tasks, which non-mentally damaged people do not overthink. Reply Bennie Crawford July 10, 2019 You can not replace a broken childhood. Reply Theri Wyckoff July 10, 2019 Adverse childhood experiences result in more health issues when those children become adults. That's not opinion, that's fact. This is a good video explaining why children in detention at the border should not be separated from their parents and held in cages without access to showers and hot food (which should be common sense, but apparently with Trump's administration is not.) Reply Michael Lovell July 11, 2019 As a rule, people place themselves and their own well being higher on their list of priorities than the needs and well being of others. The more one struggles, the less time and energy one has to devote to being concerned about others. When you see a video like this, it will almost inevitably have been made by someone who lives a relatively comfortable life. Reply Anna Manzo July 14, 2019 Toxic stress not only affects physical health, but emotional health, not allowing individuals to have confidence in meeting their basic human needs, trusting the world at large, as well as affecting their ability to thrive and fulfill their own full potential. Unresolved issues tend to be passed down unconsciously into successive generations. And the more severe the abuse and trauma (ie., daily or random and the younger the child) there is a risk of a child internalizing the abuse and identifying with the abuser/perpetrator … could those who who have been bullied daily as children turn out to be bullies as adults and unsympathetic to those more vulnerable? Or sociopathic or psychopathic? The Boston Strangler and his siblings were lined up and beaten daily by their father, a former felon, for any misdeeds or even thoughts of misdeeds that had or hadn't yet occurred. So, are the government's policies separating children from their parents, reflective of a cycle of psychopathology –inflicting child abuse and neglect – that's been unhealed from generation to generation? For centuries, our collective human existence has been rife with military conflicts, slavery/child sex abuse and endless wars creating trauma and toxic stress. In the 21st century, it's time for global healing. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.