Halperin Building · Community Room
FILM | DISCUSSION | EFFECTS OF STRESS | ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY PROGRAM
"The child may not remember, but the body remembers."
Join us for a special screening and discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. This is a must-see for all educators and families! The "Westchester Resilience Coalition" will provide this film screening, which will build awareness of an important issue in our society. You can watch the trailer for Resilience via this link.
Learn how adverse childhood events affect the mental and physical health of children and how those events have affected you as an adult. 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 program is free and open to the public. Registration recommended.
Contact: Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace