Screening of the documentary film, Resilence

Screening of the documentary Resilience, March 27, 2018
Posted on 02/15/2018
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March 27, 2018 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Putnam High School Black Box Theater
152 Woodstock Ave. Putnam, CT 06260
Facilitated by: Diane Dugas, Director,
EASTCONN Center for Educational Leadership

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. This powerful, one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse 
Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and our growing efforts 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, anxiety and suicide, 
research has shown that extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain 
development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as experts 
and practitioners profiled in Resilience prove, what’s predictable is also preventable. 
In this documentary, they dare to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse, neglect 
and poverty, with the hope that science can help us break the cycle of adversity and 
disease. Resilience is the sequel to the documentary Paper Tigers.