The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Resilience is 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’. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on physical, emotional and mental health and behaviour.

This widely acclaimed documentary has aroused widespread interest in the UK and the rest of the world. The film contains a wealth of information about child development and how developing bodies and brains respond to stress. It will be followed by a facilitated discussion - “How can we respond practically to the insights the film offers?” That’s the question that will be raised at this event.

Join us, Judy James and Sarah McConnell to view this ground breaking film and share ideas about how to prevent and tackle the long term health implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress.

Monday 14th May - Film and Discussion : 3.30pm to 5.20pm

“What’s predictable is preventable”
“The body remembers”

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