Film Screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
December 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.
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.
Followed by Panel discussion.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
- December 18
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
- Ottauquechee Health Foundation
- Woodstock Middle/High School Auditorium
496 Woodstock Rd
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States + Google Map