RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease, Research has revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is 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. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, anxiety and even suicide, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse, neglect, and poverty. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycle of adversity and disease. Join us in an EASTCONN community viewing of this powerful documentary, followed by a panel discussion with leading experts in the field, as we reflect on and process how to help build resilience in our youth and bring hope to their future.
Co-sponsored by CAS, Clifford Beers and EASTCONN.
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood stress and later-life health and well-being.
Resilience is the sequel to the documentary Paper Tigers