"The child may not remember, but the body remembers."
The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on adult health and behavior. In the film field experts discuss in detail how things from divorce and incarceration to abuse and neglect can shape and wire a child's brain in ways that can perpetuate trauma, increase unwanted health and social outcomes or break the cycle of trauma and promote good health and healing in families and communities.
The post-screening discussion will be led by representatives from The Family Tree.
Thursday, September 13 at 6:00pm
Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room
5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210