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Community Film Series: Resilience

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The Connecticut Women's Consortium Inc.

2321 Whitney Avenue

#401

Hamden, CT 06518

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"The child may not remember, but the body remembers."

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.
- Synopsis from KPJR Films

View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/137282528

5:30 – Refreshments and Mingling
6:00 – Welcome and Film Screening
7:15 – Discussion, Q&A

Post-screening discussion and Q&A with
Colette Anderson, LCSW, and Shannon Perkins, LMSW

Event is sponsored by Bridgeport Prospers of The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County



The Connecticut Women’s Consortium’s Community Film Series endeavors to stimulate connections, raise awareness, increase knowledge, and encourage dialogue about current issues impacting our communities. As part of our vision of eliminating discrimination and promoting excellence in our behavioral health system, we will offer a series of thought-provoking documentaries on topics addressing the secondary trauma of caregivers, incarceration and re-entry, veteran mental health, the opioid epidemic, the recovery movement, and childhood trauma.

Films are free and open to the public. Light snack and refreshments available starting at 5:30pm and films start at 6:00pm. The screening will be followed by panel discussions and audience question and answer sessions. Please join us to connect with those who share your concerns about ensuring our communities remain committed to addressing the behavioral health needs of all.

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Hamden, CT 06518

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