What a powerful talk that accurately describes why we work to prevent childhood trauma and why it is critical that Safe Babies Healthy Families increases our capacity to serve the community.

“Why haven’t we taken this more seriously? You know, at first I thought that we marginalized the issue [of childhood trauma and toxic stress] because it doesn’t apply to us. Right? That is an issue for ‘those kids’ in ‘those neighborhoods’… This is an issue that touches many of us. I’m beginning to believe that we marginalize the issue because it does apply to us… The single most important thing that we need today is the courage to look this problem in the face and say this is real and this is all of us.”

Please take 15 minutes out of your day to watch the TED Talk by Nadine Burke Harris on "How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime".

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WAUKESHA, WI (May 21, 2015) – Safe Babies Healthy Families is charging forward with a focus on increasing capacity and long-term sustainability. The rising demand for services and complexity of cases far exceeds the current resources of the organization....continued