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Screening of Resilience
January 28, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
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 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.
This film is presented in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education, WREN, Institute for Child Success, and South Carolina First Steps.
Join us after the screening for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Janice Gruendel (Institute for Child Success) and featuring Aditi Srivastav (South Carolina Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Initiative, Children’s Trust of SC), Amy Mosely (Prevention Initiatives Manager, Children’s Trust of SC), and Zakiya D. Esper (Founder, Sowing Seeds Into the Midlands).