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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to host webinar on resilience for The Rainbow Project May 10

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (Photo supplied.)

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, an award-winning physician, researcher and public health
leader who has spent her career on the front lines of some of our world’s most pressing public health challenges, will lead a webinar presentation about resilience on Friday, May 10, 9:30 a.m.

The Zoom event will be hosted by The Rainbow Project, a non-profit located on Madison’s near east side that has provided trauma-informed, best-practice, evidence-based, and culturally responsive mental health services and resources to those living in Dane County and surrounding communities since 1980.

As California’s first-ever surgeon general, Burke Harris has helped guide the state’s COVID response, co-chairing the committee to recommend vaccine allocation and helping
California achieve the lowest cumulative mortality of any large state. Amid the throes of the COVID pandemic, Burke Harris successfully launched a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to train over 20,000 primary care providers on how to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and respond with trauma-informed care.

Friday’s event, titled “Touchpoints to Resilience: Transforming Trauma-Informed Awareness to Practice,” is part of The Rainbow Project’s ongoing Community Learning Series. Burke Harris will share how adverse childhood experiences can be linked to destructive behavior and medical diseases, according to a press release from The Rainbow Project.

The event will be sponsored by Dane County Children, Youth & Families Consortium and the Dane County Child Abuse & Neglect Coordinated Community Response. To register, click here.