by Community News, Inland Empire Community News, Jun 10, 2019
California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, visited San Bernardino Valley College’s (SBVC) Child Development Center on Monday. The visit was her last stop in a statewide listening tour to raise awareness on how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and toxic stress influences health outcomes.
Burke Harris participated in a roundtable discussion moderated by SBVC President Diana Z. Rodriguez. Public health officials and community leaders discussed barriers and solutions to help cut the current rate of 63.5 percent of children experiencing ACEs in half.
“Right now, there’s a lot of splitting of the way that we are caring for people. On the one hand there’s your physical health, and on the other, it’s your mental health. It feels like they’re separate, but that’s not what the body does. In the body, it’s all one,” she explained.