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.

Daniel Jacobs