It’s widely known that trauma suffered in childhood can do serious mental and emotional damage. Damage that often lasts a lifetime. But did you know that enormous stress during our early years can change our brains? And lead to not only mental, emotional and social problems ranging from domestic violence and substance abuse, but to physical problems such as heart disease and cancer? Dr. Carmen McIntyre, a victim–and survivor–of some pretty horrific Adverse Childhood Experiences, tells us her story. In addition, Crystal Coleman Director, Clinical Services of The Children’s Center discusses from a clinical perspective. Let’s Talk About It!