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Talk given recently at the UN by Dr. Nancy Hardt

Talk given recently at the UN by Dr. Nancy Hardt

I have been invited here today to share news of practical steps we took in my home town in Florida, work which started with the improbable partnership between me, a physician, and our sheriff, our highest ranking law enforcement officer. We and other community partners who joined the effort began to address (without even knowing it) the UN Sustainable Development Agenda : inequalities in health care access and outcomes, inequalities in educational access and outcomes, violence against women, and...
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The Need to Address Childhood Trauma: Implications for Child Welfare and Education

When children experience trauma —including witnessing violence, a parent’s substance abuse, or living in poverty—they can suffer. Decades of research have established the link between a child’s exposure to trauma and its effect on brain development, with long-term health and societal outcomes, such as chronic disease development, mental health disorders, high school graduation, and poverty.  
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