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Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
“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 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.
Produced by Karen Pritzker and James Redford.
After the showing, special guests Jon Tunheim, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney and Natalie Slovak of the Family Support Center will lead a community conversation about the film.