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Resilience Screening and Community Conversation
February 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.
Researchers have discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse, neglect and other adverse experiences during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
Join us at Central High School for a free screening and panel discussion designed especially for those in social services, law enforcement and justice arenas.
Doors open at 5:30 PM; screening begins at 6:00 PM. To register, click here.