CBS News: Oprah reports on childhood trauma's long-term effects

A leading authority on childhood trauma tells Oprah Winfrey that adverse events early in a child's development increase the child's chances of experiencing physical, social and mental problems later in life. Winfrey speaks to Dr. Bruce Perry, a psychiatristand neuroscientist who authorities have consulted on high-profile events, such as school shootings. She also visits two organizations that treat their clients with the so-called "trauma-informed care" approach shaped by Dr. Perry. Both the agencies, SaintA and the Nia Imani Family Center, are in Milwaukee, where Winfrey spent part of her youth and experienced her own instances of childhood trauma. 

Winfrey's story will be broadcast on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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NWFGAL Presents The Children In Need Fund

Board members Gloria Huffman and Donna Franke recently attend a volunteer training session. This is a Circuit wide initiative by the Foundation Board members to inform the new volunteers of the valuable resources available to them though the Child in Need fund and the various recognition and fundraising activities sponsored by the Foundation. Great job!

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NWFGAL Foundation: Fore The Kids

Our next fundraising event is a charity golf event to be held at Pensacola Country Club on April 16.

Registration information can be found on the ‘Fore! The Kids’ website:

(https://birdeasepro.com/ForetheKids)

We would be glad to see our ‘golf loving’ volunteers at the event. In addition to playing, we can
always use a hand during the event. Also, and probably more importantly, we could use your
assistance in gathering sponsors. Even though the event is being held in Pensacola, the efforts benefit the children circuit-wide. We have had great success signing up sponsors, but we still have a way to go. Probably the easiest sponsorship is ‘Hole Sponsors’. The cost is $150 and will provide a professionally created tee sign with the company/organization logo. If you know of a business or firm that would like to support the GAL program, this is the way to do it.

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Training Opportunity: The Science of Opioids

Thank you to Tanya Nelson and Lindsey Dubreuil for suggesting this as an opportunity. It really is a great series.

If you read the series/watch the videos please add 3 hours credit to Optima for training on Substance Abuse.

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