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Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

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Valencia College, School of Public Safety Auditorium

8600 Valencia College Lane

Orlando, FL 32825

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A screening of the documentary RESILIENCE and a discussion about trauma and healing specifically focused on first responders.

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A recent study found that police and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. One of the factors contributing to mental illness in first responders highlighted in the study is their constant exposure to trauma.

Join us as we screen the documentary RESILIENCE at Valencia College's School of Public Safety and explore the impact of trauma and the hope of healing.

This is a collaboration between Valencia's Peace and Justice Institute and School of Public Safety. Facilitators: Jennifer Danilowski and Jen Brunk from Valencia College.

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“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.”

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