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Resilience Film Screening
March 27 @ 6:30 pmFREE
PRESENTED BY CONFLUENCE HEALTH AND CASA.
This one-hour documentary chronicles the cutting-edge brain science being used by doctors, therapists, and educators to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease. 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 for 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 is a free screening followed by special guest speaker, Anne Crain. Donations welcome at the door in support of CASA.
Running Time: 1 hour