Client: The James Irvine Foundation

Production Company: Talking Eyes Media

Role: Editor

Led by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Susie Loftus, the Center for Youth Wellness was created to respond to an urgent public health issue: exposure to significant adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) harms the developing brains and bodies of children. The Center for Youth Wellness screens every young person to walk through its doors for experiences that have been shown to cause toxic stress and lifelong problems with health and learning. The center works to treat and prevent ACEs by raising awareness among those who can make a difference: from parents and pediatricians to policy makers. For more information about the Center for Youth Wellness, please visit

This video was produced by Talking Eyes Media for the James Irvine Foundation's 2014 Leadership Awards, grants that recognize and support Californians who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant state issues.  For more information about the James Irvine Foundation and to see this video in context, please visit irvine.orgFor more information about Talking Eyes Media, please visit