Thu, Jun 14
Presented by Bethlehem Elementary School as part of Project Grow.
5:30 PM • FREE. All are welcomed & encouraged to attend.
Professional panel discussion to follow screening at 6:30. Light snacks will be served.
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect 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 of disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience however, also 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. “This moving documentary describes the most profound public health study of our generation—it teaches us how common childhood adversity is and how critically important it is that we come together as a community to address the issue.” —Dr. Cassie Yackley