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Resilience The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope

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Cromarty Hall (opp)

Cromarty Square

St Margaret's Hope

Orkney

KW17 2TP

United Kingdom

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“This is the biggest public health discovery we’ve ever seen.” – Laura Porter, Co-Founder, ACE Interface

When it was controversial to even think of asking patients about taboo subjects, the ACE Study dared to ask questions like, Were you sexually abused as a child? Did you have a parent who was an alcoholic? The answers produced a public health revelation. For the first time, the loss of a parent through death, divorce or imprisonment and other traumatic childhood experiences such as living with an substance dependant parent or being sexually abused was conclusively linked to both physical and mental health problems later in life. ACE, or Adverse Childhood Experiences score, are now understood to lead to early onset heart disease diabetes, addiction and depression. Understanding that a broken-hearted child is more likely to suffer from mental and physical illnesses as an adult has professionals of all kinds asking, How can we help children before their physical and mental health problems emerge as adults?

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE uses beautiful animation and compelling characters to explore the science and the solutions. The film follows pioneering individuals who looked at the ACEs research and the emerging science of Toxic Stress and asked, Why are we waiting? Each took this new information and used it in new ways.

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the promising beginnings of a national Scottish movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat Toxic Stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE is a trail-blazing documentary looking at the links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and poor health/disease.

This screening is anyone interested in improving outcomes for children and trauma recovery.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion where we explore the implications of our deepening understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on services within our communities within Orkney and beyond.

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A 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

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Cromarty Hall (opp)

Cromarty Square

St Margaret's Hope

Orkney

KW17 2TP

United Kingdom

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