Leslie is the Director of Special Initiatives and Organizational Consulting at the Health Federation of Philadelphia.
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April 18, 2016
“Who helps the helper?” In a new documentary, Portraits of Professional Caregivers: Their Passion and their Pain , this poignant question is posed by an early childhood educator. Over the last decade a plethora of research has emerged demonstrating that exposure to trauma and violence in early childhood can have devastating long-term effects on health and well-being. Even very young children can experience toxic levels of stress resulting in chronic health and mental health conditions, including diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Science has also helped us...