To register for the lecture, click here. Or contact Leslie Petersen at lpetersen@hannacenter.org or 707-933-2555. Tickets are $30 a person, or tables of eight can be purchased for $225.


A nationally renowned Bay Area physician, known for his impassioned belief that childhood poverty leads to disease, is bringing that message to the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma next month as part of an ongoing networking series.

Bertram Lubin, associate dean of Children’s Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, will speak from 7:30-9 a.m. June 8 alongside Barbie Robinson, Sonoma County’s director of health services and Dayna Long, another physician from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

The trio will discuss adverse childhood experiences, or childhood traumas, and what’s in store for youth who experience them.

Hanna Boys Center Executive Director Brian Farragher speaks frequently about how his staff uses knowledge of such traumas in treating the boys who come to stay at the center.

Adverse childhood experiences and the importance of trauma-informed care have been a major focus of health experts and educators in recent years, as more research has come to light regarding the effects of childhood traumas.

One such 2014 study, by the San Francisco-based Center for Youth Wellness, showed 20 percent of adults in Sonoma County experienced at least four ACEs, which fall into three different categories: abuse, neglect and household dysfunction.

Next in the series is U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley of Sacramento, who is set to speak on Sept. 14.

You can reach Staff Writer Christi Warren at 707-521-5205 or christi.warren@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @SeaWarren.

To register for the lecture, click here. Or contact Leslie Petersen at lpetersen@hannacenter.org or 707-933-2555. Tickets are $30 a person, or tables of eight can be purchased for $225.