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Hanna Boys Center to host renowned UCSF physician, who believes childhood traumas can lead to disease [PressDemocrat.com]

A nationally renowned Bay Area physician, known for his impassioned belief that childhood poverty leads to disease, is bringing that message to the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma next month as part of an ongoing networking series.

Bertram Lubin, associate dean of Children’s Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, will speak from 7:30-9 a.m. June 8 alongside Barbie Robinson, Sonoma County’s director of health services and Dayna Long, another physician from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

The trio will discuss adverse childhood experiences, or childhood traumas, and what’s in store for youth who experience them.

Hanna Boys Center Executive Director Brian Farragher speaks frequently about how his staff uses knowledge of such traumas in treating the boys who come to stay at the center.

Adverse childhood experiences and the importance of trauma-informed care have been a major focus of health experts and educators in recent years, as more research has come to light regarding the effects of childhood traumas.
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