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Paper Tigers | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Albemarle Cty Bldg on McIntire 174 Registrations Apr 5, 2017 Free  
Paper Tigers | April 10 | 1 p.m. | Carver Recreation Center 131 Registrations Apr 7, 2017 Free  

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You are invited to join us for a special 

screening of the documentary film Paper Tigers.



One high school's unlikely success story.



Thursday, April 6 | Albemarle County Building | 401 McIntire Road

 6:30 p.m. Doors Open | 7 p.m. Screening | Panel Discussion after the Film


Monday, April 10 | Carver Recreation Center | 233 4th Street NW

1:00 p.m. Doors Open | 1:10 p.m. Screening | Panel Discussion after the Film 


Free of charge. A limited number of tickets are available (first come, first served).


Guest Panelists: 

April 6: Stephanie Carter, Program Administrator at Lugo McGuinness Academy; Sara Robinson, LPC, Program Manager, Region Ten; and Erin Tucker, Executive Director, On Our Own

April 10: Stephanie Carter, Program Administrator at Lugo McGuinness Academy; Elizabeth Irvin, LCSW, Executive Director, Women’s Initiative; and Mary A. Sullivan, Adolescent Advocacy and Outreach Director, UVA Teen and Young Adult Health Center


Hosted by

Foothills Child Advocacy Center, Community Attention, Piedmont CASA, 

and the Greater Charlottesville Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN)






April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alter­native high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

“Stressed brains can’t learn.”

That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the grad­uation rate had increased five-fold. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress.

Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of vérité and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

KPJR Films | Directed by JAMES REDFORD


This film reflects the effectiveness of trauma-informed care.

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Albemarle County Building on McIntire (April 6) and the Carver Recreational Center (April 10)
401 McIntire Rd (April 6) and 233 4th St NW (April 10)
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Foothills Child Advocacy Center, Community Attention, Piedmont CASA, and the Greater Charlottesville Trauma-Informed Care Network (TICN)

Foothills Child Advocacy Center provides a coordinated system of effective response and intervention to children who have been victimized to minimize their trauma, promote their healing, and ensure their safety.

Community Attention provides residential and community-based services that advocate for the needs of youth and their families, assist the local community in preventing juvenile delinquency and family disintegration, and promote the rehabilitation of youth.  Their programs serve at-risk children and/or children in trouble and their families.

Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. provides trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, promoting and supporting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for child victims before the courts of the 16th Judicial District of Virginia.

The Greater Charlottesville Trauma-Informed Care Network seeks to improve trauma-informed care by educating professionals and the community on the impacts of trauma and by advocating for trauma-informed systems of care.

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