Free Film Screening of “Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”
Join Alexandria’s Trauma-Informed Community Network for a FREE screening of Resilience, 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. Experts now believe that toxic stress is one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. These extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on both health and behavior. Resilience chronicles this new approach among physicians, mental health professionals, educators and communities who are using cutting-edge science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. A brief discussion will follow the screening.