The 2017 Silver SPUR Awards, held on November 29, recognized individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.
Nadine Burke Harris is a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and toxic stress. As founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, her work has been profiled in The New Yorker, in the best-selling book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, and in the documentary Resilience. She serves as an expert advisor on the Too Small to Fail initiative and on the American Academy of Pediatrics National Advisory Board for Screening. Her book The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity will be released in January of 2018.