Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
Join us as we screen the documentary RESILIENCE and delve into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
Film to be followed by a discussion facilitated by Jennifer Danilowski from Valencia College.
Partnership with The Winter Park Public Library, City of Winter Park Parks & Recreation, Bridging the Color Divide, Hannibal Square Heritage Center, Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, and the Peace & Justice Institute at Valencia College.
Note: This program is for people ages 18 and over.
“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.”
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