RESILIENCE To Be Broadcast On Florida Public TV


KPJR Films & PBS Stations will broadcast the award-winning documentary in honor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims and to support the healing of the community.

RESILIENCE:  The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope will air on public TV Stations throughout Florida on February 15that 9:00 pm ET. The broadcast will commemorate the victims and survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which happened in Parkland, FL one year ago.  Following the broadcast, KPJR Films will host a RESILIENCE National Twitter Town Hall with discussion of aspects of trauma, toxic stress and resilience with professionals and subject matter experts including:  James Redford (@jred5562), Director Resilience; Alice Forrester PhD (@cliffordbeers), CEO Clifford Beers Foundation, Jane Stevens (@ACEsConnection), ACES Connection and other experts from Florida.

"RESILIENCE shows us, through science and the stories of our young people, how adults are stepping up to help children who are exposed to adverse experiences,” said James Redford, Director, KPJR Films. “We hope the stories of children, educators and scientists grappling with the results of trauma help raise awareness, foster conversation and inspire action. We are honored and so appreciative that PBS Stations in Florida will broadcast RESILIENCE into the communities that they serve.”  

“We are thrilled that RESILIENCE will be broadcast throughout the state of Florida on Public TV. The broadcast works to meet our goal of helping our states and communities build resilience and change the trajectory of that child and families’ lives.  We believe that many of Florida’s most costly, intractable social problems, including our opioid and substance abuse crisis, our growing public health costs, tragic school failures, and the multigenerational cycle of families in our criminal justice and child welfare systems, can be decreased by addressing early trauma and building resilience,” said Mimi Graham, Director, Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy.

The following stations will be airing this film:

 WGCU Naples area       WUCF Orlando        WSRE Pensacola      WJCT Jacksonville     

WEDU Tampa    WUFT Gainesville    WPBT Miami    

WFSU Tallahassee/N. Florida 

KPJR Films, a producer of independent films about pressing social issues, offers documentary films PAPER TIGERS and RESILIENCE for screening in local communities. There are additional resources available at including a Resilience Facilitator’s Guide and a One Caring Adult Resource portal.

 Join the Twitter Town Hall on February 15th after the PBS broadcast to deepen the national dialogue on ACEs & childhood trauma at @DocResilience using #ResilienceFL

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This is such an important and timely gift to the people of Florida. It is a way to honor the people who died 2.14.18. I hope it will be on every screen in FL. I hope this makes for more opportunities to screen Resilience and other documentaries about ACEs science. 

I am reminded of Jane Stevens’ post on “ACEs Science can prevent school shootings but first people have to learn about ACEs Science” that posted on ACEs Connection 2.21.18.