RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
Following the screening of this award-winning film, there will be a Q & A panel discussion and resource fair with local agencies that work with families, including: VT Department for Children & Families Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development, HCRS, The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro, and Early Education Services.
This event is free and open to the public.
Thanks to the Latchis Theater and the Resilience Community Partnership for supporting this event.
Please contact Michelle Colburn at 802-257-2888 with questions or for more information.