Paper Tigers

from KPJR Films.  “Stressed brains can’t learn.”

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

TEDx Talk:  Audrey Stillerman, MD

The Science of Adversity, Resilience and Transformation
Board Certified Integrative Medicine-Family Medicine physician and THEN Founder, Dr. Audrey Stillerman describes how our current and historical experiences as individuals affect our biology and chart the course of our growth, development and lifespan.

TED Talk:  Nadine Burke Harris, MD

Center for Youth Wellness, San Francisco, CA
​Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that repeated stress (abuse, neglect, or having parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues) has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. ​

TEDx Chicago:  Stan Sonu, MD

The Science of Adversity and the Case for Systemic Empathy
Passionate about urban primary care, Dr. Stan Sonu strongly believes that to achieve system empathy and deliver highest-quality care to underserved and disadvantaged communities, we need to recognize the health impact of adverse childhood stress and trauma.

YouTube Video:  Pat Rush, MD MBA

Childhood Adversity and the Pathway to Chronic Illness
An interview of Dr. Patricia Rush about her research on the impact on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.  A major factor
discussed is the role of sleep and sleep disruption.