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DRS. Stepehen Porges and Nadine Jacqueline Burke Harris on TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE

November 29, 2015


DRS. Stepehen Porges and Nadine Jacqueline Burke Harris on TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris  TED Talk on Trauma and what is the reason we are not treating Trauma?  Dr. Stepehn PORGES   Trauma and Resilience

Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn’t Mean

An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems. You can take the test below:

So, you’ve got your score. Now what?

First, remember that the ACE score isn’t a crystal ball; it’s just meant as guidance. It tells you about one type of risk factor among many. It doesn’t directly take into account your diet or genes, or whether you smoke or drink excessively — to name just a few of the other major influences on health.

To learn more, check the CDC’s ACE Study website. You’ll find, among other things, a list of studies that explore the ways adverse childhood experiences have been linked to a variety of adult conditions, ranging from increased headaches to depression to heart disease.

Remember this, too: ACE scores don’t tally the positive experiences in early life that can help build resilience and protect a child from the effects of trauma. Having a grandparent who loves you, a teacher who understands and believes in you, or a trusted friend you can confide in may mitigate the long-term effects of early trauma, psychologists say.

“There are people with high ACE scores who do remarkably well,” says Jack Shonkoff, a pediatrician and director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

Resilience, he says, builds throughout life, and close relationships are key. Recentresearch also suggests that for adults, “trauma informed” therapy — which can center on art, yoga or mindfulness training — can help.

Three Types of ACEs

The three types of ACEs include abuse, neglect and household dysfunction

How best to find and help kids who are experiencing abuse and neglect right now?

Child psychologist Hilit Kletter, of Stanford University’s School of Medicine, says that to spot these children, she looks for visible signs of stress to understand what might have happened to them and how best to intervene. Some kids have nightmares or recurring thoughts of a stressful event, she says, or may re-enact the trauma through play. Or the child may seem distracted or withdrawn.

“This will come out at school,” Kletter says. “Teachers will tell parents [their child] seems to be in a daze in the classroom, not paying attention.”

ACEs Increase Health Risks

According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for various health problems later.

Behaviors and physical and mental health conditions

Kletter says reactions to trauma are sometimes misdiagnosed as symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, because kids dealing with adverse experiences may be impulsive — acting out with anger or other strong emotions.

“It’s something that’s very common in trauma: difficulty in regulating emotions and behavior,” she explains. “That’s why a lot of these kids get in trouble with the classroom.”

Shonkoff’s research center at Harvard tests interventions that can build resilience in kidswho are growing up with adverse experiences — not just problems in the family, such as those the ACE study investigated, but also trauma stemming from poverty, for example, or from the chronic stress of racial or gender discrimination.

To bolster parents, the Harvard team is testing interventions right now that use video coaching to show moms and dads how to engage their babbling infants, using sounds and facial expressions in a style Shonkoff calls serve and return.

Shonkoff says these early interactions — a kind of conversation — have been shown to help children with later learning and literacy. Even more important, they boost kids’ resilience, by helping them build secure attachments with caring adults. Research suggests that just one caring, safe relationship early in life gives any child a much better shot at growing up healthy.

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Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris
Born 1975 (age 39–40)
Vancouver, Canada
Occupation CEO, Center for Youth Wellness, San Francisco
Relatives Arno Harris (spouse)[1]
Medical career
Profession Pediatrician
Specialism Adverse childhood experiences

Nadine Jacqueline Burke Harris (born 1975, Vancouver, Canada[2]) is an American pediatrician.[1]Burke Harris is internationally known for linking Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects to health later on in life.[3] She is an advisory council member for Hillary Rodham Clinton’sClinton Foundation Too Small to Fail campaign.[4] Burke Harris is the Founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Youth Wellness.[1][5] Hailed as a pioneer in the treatment of toxic stress,[5] her work has been featured in Paul Tough‘s book How Children Succeed.[6]


Burke Harris received her medical degree from the University of California, Davis.[7] Following her master’s degree in public health from Harvard.[8] she went on to earn her residency at Stanford in pediatrics.[9]

Her graduate studies were supported by The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

Early career

In 2005, Burke Harris joined the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) staff, tasked with the goal of developing programs to end health disparities in San Francisco.[10] While at Harvard, Burke Harris identified access to health care as a key component of the health disparity in San Francisco.[11] In 2007, with support from CPMC, Burke Harris became the founding physician of the Bayview Child Health Center and medical director of the new clinic.[5][11]


In 2008, after reading “The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Health: Turning Gold Into Lead,” by Vincent J. Felitti, Burke Harris realized that her patients’ traumatic experiences were having a negative impact on their present and future health.[11]

In 2011, she was appointed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to the Project Advisory Committee for the Resilience Project.[12]

From 2010 to 2012, Burke Harris along with colleagues Daniel Lurie from Tipping Point Foundation, Kamala Harris, Victor G. Carrion, Lenore Anderson, Lisa Pritzker and Katie Albright, came together to create an innovative approach to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in theBayview Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco. From this effort, the Center for Youth Wellness was created in 2012 to change the standard of pediatric practice by creating a clinical model that recognizes the impact of adverse experiences on health and effectively treats toxic stress in children. The multidisciplinary approach focuses on preventing and undoing the chemical, physiological and neurodevelopmental results of ACEs. The Center for Youth Wellness integrates primary health care, mental health and wellness, research, policy, education, and community and family support services to meet children and families where they are to support them in leading healthier lives.[5][11]

In 2014, Burke Harris was selected a speaker at a Tedtalks event titled TedMed in San Francisco. Her talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime”, has reached over 1.5 million viewers on[13]

  • 2002–2003 Graduate Medical Education Committee, Stanford University Medical Center
  • 2003–2004 Post-Doctoral Education Committee, Stanford University Medical Center
  • 2004–2005 Liaison Committee on Medical Education Task Force, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 2004–2007 board of directors, San Francisco Urban Service Project
  • 2005–2009 Citizen’s Committee for Community Development (Appt by: Mayor Gavin Newsom)
  • 2008–2013 Asthma Resource Council, board of directors
  • 2011—present American Academy of Pediatrics‘ The Resilience Project[12]
  • 2012—present California Health and Human Services AgencyJerry Brown‘ Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force, Expert Advisor[15][16]

  • 2002 Shaping America’s Health Care Professions: The Dramatic Rise of Multiculturalism. Western Journal of Medicine, 2002 176: 62–64.[21]
  • 2011 The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on an Urban Pediatric Population Child Abuse and Neglect 35(2011) 408–413[22]
  • 2013 The Chronic Stress of Poverty: Toxic to Children. The Shriver Report, 2013 210–213[23]
  • 2013 Scott, B, Burke, N, Hellman, J, Carrión, V, Weems, C. The Interrelation of Adverse Childhood Experiences within an At-Risk Pediatric Sample. Routledge, 2013 217–229[24]


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Lee, Stephanie M. (February 17, 2015), “Dr. Nadine Burke Harris gets to the heart of children’s stress”, San Francisco Chronicle
  2. Jump up^ Ceiling Breaker for Female Leaders in Public Health, Clinton Foundation, March 20, 2015
  3. Jump up^ “Google gives $3 million to Nadine Burke Harris’ Bayview clinic”. November 3, 2014.
  4. Jump up^ “Center for Youth Wellness: Central to Broader Battle Against Child Trauma”.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Bayview center pioneers approach to crime prevention by fighting stress in youths”. December 8, 2013.
  6. Jump up^ “Paul Tough Speaks at Harvard: How Children Succeed”. September 3, 2012.
  7. Jump up^ “Childhood trauma a public health crisis”. November 19, 2014.
  8. Jump up^ “Childhood trauma’s devastating impact on health”.
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  10. Jump up^ “Makers Profile, Nadine Burke Harris, Founder & CEO, Center for Youth Wellness”.
  11. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Childhood trauma a public health crisis The Poverty Clinic. Can a stressful childhood make you a sick adult?”. March 21, 2011.
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b American Academy of Pediatrics – The Resilience Project – Leadership and Staff
  13. Jump up^ “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime”. TEDMED 2014. 2014.
  14. Jump up^ “Weddings: Nadine Burke and Arno Harris”. The New York Times. July 8, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  15. Jump up^ U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Resolution to Replicate Let`s Get Healthy California Task Force in Other U.S. Cities
  16. Jump up^ Let’s Get Healthy California – Task Force Final Report – December 19, 2012, page xviii
  17. Jump up^ The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans – Spring 1999 Fellows
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  19. Jump up^ Fagan, Kevin (February 28, 2014). “Dynamic leaders of child-help center win Irvine Award”. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  20. Jump up^ Sentinel News Service (February 27, 2014). “The James Irvine Foundation Announces its 2014 Leadership Award Recipients”. Los Angeles Sentinel. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  21. Jump up^ PShaping America’s health care professions: the dramatic rise of multiculturalism
  22. Jump up^ The impact of adverse childhood experiences on an urban pediatric population
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Do you think our healthcare system and how we treat kids needs to be changed to reflect this new insight into how some diseases take off later in life for these kids?

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Stephen Porges

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Stephen Porges

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stephen Porges
Steve Porges.jpg
Born 1945
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Residence Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nationality American
Fields Biological Psychology
Institutions University of North Carolina(professor)
Alma mater Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; USA
Known for The Polyvagal Theory

Stephen W. Porges is a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Professor Porges directed the Brain-Body Center in the department of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also held appointments in the departments of psychology, bioEngineering, and worked as an adjunct in the department of neurosocience which he found suited him and it became his priority. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Porges served as chair of the department of human development and director of the institute for child study. He is a former president of the Society forpsychophysiological Research and has been president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences (now called the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences), a consortium of societies representing approximately twenty-thousand biobehavioral scientists. He was a recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development award. He has chaired the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, maternal and child health research committee and was a visiting scientist in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Laboratory of Comparative Ethology. He was awarded a patent on a methodology to describe neural regulation of the heart, and today is a lead neuroscientist with particular interests in cranial nerve responses as it relates to both animal and man in which there are specified responses that are physiological in the body. In 1994 he proposed the polyvagal theory providing insight into the mechanism mediating symptoms observed in the brain. The theory has stimulated research and treatments emphasizing the importance of physiological state and behavioral regulation.

Stephen Porges is married to C. Sue Carter, a world leader in the role of neuropetides oxytocin andvasopressin in social cognition. They have two sons, Eric and Seth Porges.

  • First to quantify and use heart rate variability both as response and individual difference variable in psychophysiological research.
  • Pioneer in developmental psychophysiology using autonomic measures to investigate the psychological world of attention and autonomic conditioning in the newborn infant.
  • Introduced respiratory sinus arrhythmia as index of vagal function to the area of psychophysiology.
  • Developed a statistic to describe the covariation of two periodic signals varying across a band of frequencies (i.e., weighted coherence).
  • First to apply measures of respiratory sinus arrhythmia as an index of depth of anesthesia and as a measure of neural function in critical care medicine.
  • Demonstrated that early measures of respiratory sinus arrhythmia were related to clinical course in preterm and full term newborns.
  • Dynamic measure of periodic components of heart rate variability when the components are superimposed on a non-stationary baseline; method received a patent and is used in approximately 200 laboratories worldwide; 1985, awarded patent.
  • Polyvagal Theory based on the phylogeney of vertebrate autonomic nervous system, leading to discovery of three phylogenetically ordered neural circuits regulating autonomic nervous system. The newest circuit reflects unique face-heart connections which form a functional “social engagement system” involving an integrated regulation in the brainstem of the striated muscles of the face and head with a mammalian myelinated vagus that proposes older vagal circuitry involved in death feigning and shutting down behaviors that response to life-threat or panic.

Polyvagal Theory

Main article: Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal introduces perspective relating to autonomic function of behavior including an appreciation of the autonomic nervous system as a system, the identification of neural circuits involved in the regulation of autonomic state and interpretation of autonomic reactivity as adaptive within the context of the phylogeny of the vertebrate autonomic nervous system,[1] explores paradigms, explanations, and conclusions regarding the role that autonomic function has in the regulation of affective states and social behavior. Foremost, the polyvagal perspective emphasizes the importance of phylogenetic changes in the neural structures regulating the heart [2] and phylogenetic shifts providing insight into the adaptive function of both physiology andbehavior. The theory emphasizes the phylogenetic emergence of two vagal systems: a potentially lethal ancient brain and cord circuits involved in defensive strategies of immobilization (e.g., fainting, freeze, fight) including dissociative states.[3][4] Polyvagal responses provided a new conceptualization of the autonomic nervous system that emphasize neurophysiological mechanisms and phylogenetic shifts in the neural regulation of the psychological responses from the cranial nerves to the spine, spinal cord and lower aspects of the mammalian brain.

In the advent of 2015 several updates to both the human and animal theories of polyvagal responses have been reported, and for the most part they have been by Stephen Porges, [3] however Frank M. Corrigan is a leader in the field, and he along with fellow authors of their 2011 text titled,Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation Toward an Embodied Self have raised the bar by adding flight, feign polyvagal responses to what Porges has already presented. Both identifiers are important since they tag the dissociative disorders in such a way that gave the answers that were needed in order to move the field of psychology from a subjective art to a hard science using tools like PET and fMRI.[4]

  • Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • International Society for Infant Studies
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
  • Psychophysiology (1983–1987)
  • Infant Behavior and Development (1977–1992)
  • Child Development
  • Developmental Psychobiology (1985–1991, 1995–1999)
  • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (1993-1998)
  • Developmental Review (2000-2006)

Selected works

  • Porges SW. (1992). Vagal Tone: A physiological marker of stress vulnerability. Pediatrics 90:498-504.
  • Porges SW. (1995). Cardiac vagal tone: A physiological index of stress. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 19:225-233.
  • Porges SW. (1995). Orienting in a defensive world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A Polyvagal Theory. Psychophysiology 32:301-318.
  • Porges SW. (1996). Physiological regulation in high-risk infants: A model for assessment and potential intervention. Development and Psychopathology 8:43-58.
  • Porges SW. (1998). Love: An emergent property of the mammalian autonomic nervous system. Psychoneuroendocrinology 23:837-861.
  • Porges SW. (2001). The Polyvagal Theory: Phylogenetic substrates of a social nervous system. International Journal of Psychophysiology 42:123-146.
  • Porges SW. (2003). The Polyvagal Theory: Phylogenetic contributions to social behavior. Physiology and Behavior 79:503-513.
  • Porges SW. (2003). Social engagement and attachment: A phylogenetic perspective. Roots of Mental Illness in Children, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1008:31-47.
  • Porges SW. (2004). Neuroception: A subconscious system for detecting threat and safety. Zero to Three: Bulletin of the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs 24:5,19-24.
  • Porges SW. (2005). The vagus: A mediator of behavioral and visceral features associated with autism. In ML Bauman and TL Kemper, eds. The Neurobiology of Autism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 65-78.
  • Porges SW. (2006). Asserting the role of biobehavioral sciences in translational research: The behavioral neurobiology revolution. Developmental Psychopathology 18:923-933.
  • Porges SW. (2007). The polyvagal perspective. Biological Psychology 74:116-143.
  • Porges SW. (2009). The polyvagal theory: New insights into adaptive reactions of the autonomic nervous system. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 76:S86-90.
  • Porges SW. (2009). Reciprocal influences between body and brain in the perception and expression of affect: A polyvagal perspective. In D Fosha, D Siegel, and M Solomon, eds. The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development, and Clinical Practice. New York: Norton, 27-54.
  • Porges SW, Lewis GF. (2009). The polyvagal hypothesis: Common mechanisms mediating autonomic regulation, vocalizations, and listening. In SM Brudzynski, ed. Handbook of Mammalian Vocalizations: An Integrative Neuroscience Approach. Amsterdam: Academic Press, 255-264.
  • Porges SW, Furman SA. (2011). The early development of the autonomic nervous system provides a neural platform for social behavior: A polyvagal perspective. Infant and Child Development 20:106-118.
  • Porges SW, Carter CS. (2011). Neurobiology and evolution: Mechanisms, mediators, and adaptive consequences of caregiving. In SL Brown, RM Brown, and LA Penner, eds. Self Interest and Beyond: Toward a New Understanding of Human Caregiving. New York: Oxford University Press, 53-71.
  • Heilman KJ, Harden E., Zageris D, Berry-Kravis E, Porges SW (2011). Autonomic regulation in Fragile X Syndrome. Developmental Psychobiology 53:785-795.
  • Heilman KJ, Connolly SD, Padilla WO, Wrzosek MI, Graczyk PA, Porges SW (2012). Sluggish vagal brake reactivity to physical challenge in children with selective mutism. Development and Psychopathology, 24: 241-250.
  • Porges SW, Macellaio M, Stanfill SD, McCue K, Lewis GF, Harden ER, Handelman M, Denver J, Bazhenova OV, Heilman KJ. (2013). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and auditory processing in autism: Modifiable deficits of an integrated social engagement system? International Journal of Psychophysiology 88: 261-270.
  • Heilman KJ, Harden ER, Weber KM, Cohen M, Porges SW. (2013). Atypical autonomic regulation, auditory processing, and affect recognition in women with HIV. Biological Psychology 94:143-151.
  • Williamson JB, Heilman KM, Porges EC, Lamb DG, Porges SW (2013). Possible mechanism for PTSD symptoms in patients with traumatic brain injury: central autonomic network disruption. Frontiers in Neuroengineering. doi: 10.3389/fneng
  • Carter CS, Porges SW. (2013). The biochemistry of love: an oxytocin hypothesis. EMBO Reports. 2013 Jan 3;14(1):12-6. doi: 10.1038/embor.2012.191. Epub 2012 Nov 27.


  • Porges SW, Coles MGH, eds. (1976). Psychophysiology. Stroudsburg, PA: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross.
  • Coles MGH, Donchin E, Porges SW, eds. (1986). Psychophysiology: Systems, Processes & Applications. New York: Guilford.
  • Carter CS, Ahnert L, Grossmann K, Hrdy SB, Lamb ME, Porges SW, Sachser N, eds. (2005) Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Porges SW, Trejo BM, Martinez AC. (2005). La Teoria Polivagal. Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Comision Nacional de los Derechos Humanos.
  • Porges SW (2010). Die Polyvagal-Theorie: Neurophysiologische Grundlagen der Therapie. Paderborn, Germany: Junfermann Verlag.
  • Porges SW (2011). The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation. New York: WW Norton.

Polyvagal theory

Dissociative disorders

Other disorders

General science


  1. Jump up^ Porges, S.W. (2003). The Polyvagal Theory: phylogenetic contributions to social behavior. Physiology and Behavior, 79, 503-513.
  2. Jump up^ Porges, S.W. (2007). The Polyvagal Perspective. Biological Psychology, 74, 116-143.
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Porges, Stephen W. (2011). The polyvagal theory Neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication, and self-regulation (1st ed.). New York: W. W. Norton. p. 347. ISBN 0393707008.
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b Corrigan, Frank E. M. (2014). Neurobiology and treatment of traumatic dissociation toward an embodied self. New York: Springer. p. 510.ISBN 0826106315.

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“Numbing freeze state  essentially be in near death complete disassociation   endorphenes allow you to be killed without feeling  pleasurable like morphine   because there is a sense of relief.”
Unconsciously reading the environment all of the time  amgydyla  – limbic  – hippocampus  – neo cortex
vocalize and cling  when scared a baby
reaches out immediately to be carried away by the mother  primitive defensive maneuver
PORGES neuro physiological insights into trauma
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