Resilience

Participants will screen a 60-minute documentary produced by James Redford. This documentary summarizes the science behind the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and provides an in-depth look at how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, and early death. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement 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. A question and answer session will follow the film, allowing participants the opportunity to bring this national movement into a local context for implementation.