Other Sellers on Amazon
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma and Adversity Paperback – 1 January 2019
Enhance your purchase
Frequently bought together
"The Deepest Well . . . offers a powerful--even indispensable--frame to both understand and respond more effectively to our most serious social ills." --David Bornstein, New York Times "Can severe childhood stress cause adult stroke, cancer, Alzheimer's and more? Yes, says Harris, a pediatrician who began researching the biological effects of abuse, divorce and other stressors after treating a boy who stopped growing following a sexual assault. There's no way yet to erase the damage, but Harris developed a written screening test and strongly advocates exercise, mindfulness, diet and talk therapy as remedies. An extraordinary, eye-opening book." --People, Book of the Week "The Deepest Well is more than a riveting medical story--it's a must-read guide for recognizing, understanding and treating a condition that many will find in our own homes." --BookPage "Get the book. Read the book. Share the book . . . The Deepest Well is about avoidance, therapy, and healing for the children who have ACE in their lives. The country needs Dr. Burke Harris's book." --ThreeKeyYears.org "A heartbreaking, world-shaking, revolutionary book. In The Deepest Well, Nadine Burke Harris uncovers the once-hidden story of why we are the way we are. And she offers a new set of tools, based in science, that can help each of us heal ourselves, our children, and our world." -- Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed "This ultra-smart and compassionate book delivers revelations about what is really going on--in our bodies, in our families, in our communities--as a result of childhood toxic stress, as well as targeted solutions for individual healing. My adverse childhood experience (ACE) test result is a nine out of ten. When I needed it, one person extended the hand of hope and help to me. It saved me. This book has the power to extend that hand to countless others." -- Ashley Judd, author of All That Is Bitter and Sweet "The Deepest Well is a rousing wake-up call, challenging us to reimagine pressing questions of racial and social justice as matters of public health. The research and stories shared in this highly engaging, provocative book prove beyond a reasonable doubt that millions of lives depend on us finally coming to terms with the long-term consequences of childhood adversity and toxic stress." -- Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow "The Deepest Well is a heartbreaking, beautiful book about what might be the most important single issue facing our country's disadvantaged populations: the prevalence of childhood trauma. Relying on her work as a compassionate physician and first-class scientist, Burke Harris weaves together groundbreaking research with touching personal stories. The result is a gripping book that should convince everyone that we have a serious problem, and that unless we address it, the losers will be our nation's children." -- J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy "This powerful book brilliantly exposes and explores one of the most critical health issues we face today. Dr. Burke Harris combines a scientist's rigor with a compassionate doctor's heart to paint an unforgettable picture of what is at the center of what ails so many of our communities. Anyone who cares about people who sometimes struggle should read this book." -- Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy "In this powerful debut, the author describes the medical research and recalls her own frontline experiences as a pioneer in the treatment of toxic stress . . . This important and compassionate book further sounds the alarm over childhood trauma--and what can be done to remedy its effects." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About the Author
NADINE BURKE HARRIS, M.D., founder of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point, was recently named Surgeon General of California. She is the recipient of the prestigious Heinz Award in 2016, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and their four boys.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 132850266X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1328502667
- Best Sellers Rank: 33,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer reviews:
4.8 out of 5
1,847 global ratings
Review this product
Top reviews from other countries
A book that clearly explains a trauma informed approachReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2019
This book was so well written, that I actually read it like a novel. Excellent case examples, clearly researched and evidenced. Reading this will not only inform practice and training, but will positively impact directly on those who have experienced 'adverse childhood experiences'.
7 people found this helpful
Understanding ACES can transform children's mental health servicesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2019
This book is very interesting and is worth the read. As a nurse working therapeuticly with traumatised looked after children, this book has greatly informed my practice.
5 people found this helpful
Readable and brilliant. Everyone needs this book.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 October 2018
This book has changed my practice and understanding. It’s brilliant and readable all at once.
3 people found this helpful
Brilliant read as a psychology student and a parentReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 May 2020
What a fantastic book, interesting to read as both a parent and a psychology student. I really hope the whole world will eventually use ACE screening to understand the whole picture, especially schools when dealing with kids who have suffered toxic stress rather than just slapping a label of ADHD or conduct disorder on them. Highly recommend.
One person found this helpful
Highly recommendedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2018
Excellent and inspiring book. Will help the reader understand the physical as well as the emotional impact of childhood trauma and considers a model for trying to understand and address it. The book is well written and easy to read.
4 people found this helpful