Center For Youth Wellness thanks outgoing Executive Director Mark Cloutier, names Chris Padula as the Interim Executive DirectorDec 16, 2016 - After three years of dedication to Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), Mark Cloutier is moving on from his role as Executive Director. Vice President of Development and Communications Chris Padula has been named Interim Executive Director.
Washington Post: This doctor pioneered a way to treat stress in children, a startling source of future diseaseOct 6, 2016 - Soon after Nadine Burke Harris opened a pediatrics clinic in a low-income neighborhood in San Francisco, she began grappling with the high rates of asthma and other illnesses that she was diagnosing in her patients. She wanted to understand why so many of the kids she saw were so sick.
Center for Youth Wellness Applauds New AAP Policy Urging Pediatricians to Screen for Poverty and Eliminate its Toxic Health EffectsMar 9, 2016 - San Francisco, CA – The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) commends the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) for calling on pediatricians to screen all children for poverty, drawing attention to early adversity’s impact on children’s health now and throughout their lives.
SF Gate: Nadine Burke Harris continues to reshape the conversation about childhood trauma and lifelong healthJan 6, 2016 - Since her nomination for the Visionary of the Year award in 2015, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris has remained steadfast in her goal to broaden the conversation about the link between childhood trauma and health. In a world where many still believe mental and behavioral health is disconnected from physical health, Burke-Harris’ continues to make a compelling case for how the two are synchronous.
Tara Health Foundation announces $4.8M Grant to Center for Youth Wellness for Research Collaboration with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and UCSF to Address Childhood AdversityNov 19, 2015 - Foundation announced today a grant of $4.8 million dollars to fund a research collaboration that will investigate how childhood adversity affects children’s health. The Bay Area Research Consortium on Toxic Stress and Health, composed of the Center for Youth Wellness, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), aims to bolster research and scientific tools to comprehensively address the negative health outcomes associated with exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
New White Paper Outlines Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress on Children's Health and DevelopmentJun 4, 2014 - CYW ACEs and Toxic Stress White Paper - Official Press Release
Youth Law News: Trauma-Informed Care Emerging as Proven Treatment for Children, Adults with Behavioral, Mental Health ProblemsJul 1, 2012 - Children who are physically or sexually abused, or who go through other trauma-inducing experiences, can develop mental health disorders and related problems. Indeed, trauma can fundamentally affect how a young person grows and develops. Trauma-informed care is a treatment approach that explicitly acknowledges the role trauma plays in people’s lives...