2017 Silver SPUR Awards: How Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Is Transforming Response to Early Childhood Adversity


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.


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Learn about our other 2017 winners:

How Abdi Soltani Fights for Californians' Civil Rights

How Steve Nakajo Champions San Francisco’s Japanese Community

How Bonnie Fisher and Boris Dramov Transform Cities With Urban Design