Biography and Biology: The Longterm Consequences of Abuse
What impact does your childhood have on your health as an adult? For those who experienced abuse or neglect, trauma can push their brain’s fight-or-flight response into overdrive, leading to both mental and physical illnesses in adulthood. In Donna Jackson Nakazawa's new book, "Childhood Disrupted," she breaks down the research on "adverse childhood experiences" and their effect on health outcomes. We'll talk about her findings, as well as the work of Adam Rosenberg, the head of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, at noon.
More information about ACEs can be found here.
Catch Donna Jackson Nakazawa at an event on intergenerational trauma at CCBC Dundalk this Friday.