Film Screening: Resilience – The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, May 7

Film Screening: Resilience – The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, May 7

Tue, May 7, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

There will be online access to this screening. Interested students should register via Eventbrite and email Dr. Michelle Martin for the Zoom link.

Sound Discipline is delighted to present the film Resilience on May 7 in conjunction with Dr. Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the Information School, University of Washington.

This one hour film by Jamie Redford illustrates the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. Following the movie there will be a panel sharing the work being done to build resilience and counteract the impact of stress.

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, 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.

Please RSVP for tickets via Eventbrite.

View the trailer for Resilience here.

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