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Resilience Film and Discussion
Thu, March 23, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
This free event, sponsored by Warwick Education Foundation, is open to anyone in the community and all are encouraged to attend. Free childcare will be provided and a panel discussion will follow the film screening. Free nursing CEUs will also be available through a partnership with Eastern Mennonite University.
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.