If you're a parent, professional working in education, children's services or mental health or interested in the impact of adverse childhood experiences then this film is a must see for you.
THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.
About the film...
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.
The purpose of the film screening is to raise awareness so that we can all make a difference to the lives of those that have been affected by ACEs and have an understanding that impacts our work and practices.
Viewers commented Feb 2018:
'Came away feeling very emotional. Didn't think that watching a documentary would have affected me as much as it did!'