The September feature in our 2019 Film Series is “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope”. Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.
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.
Mark your calendar for our last thought-provoking film of the 2019 Film Series:
November 13 – The Food Cure