826 Valencia Tenderloin Center helps students find their voices

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“Children growing up in this neighborhood experience persistent and traumatic stress disorders from exposure to a myriad of social and environmental challenges on a daily basis,” Kiss says. “We know that adverse childhood experiences are negative drivers of long-term mental and physical health. In keeping with our commitment to upstream interventions at the ‘tip of the spear,’ we support initiatives that [positively] impact the drivers of the chronic conditions that end up in our emergency room and psychiatric unit.”