Resilience... An interesting word with many meanings for many people from many different walks of life. But that's the point... isn't it? In order to truly promote & support the resilience movement we must ensure that everyone has a set at the table. Enoch Pratt library has officially joined the movement!! Libraries across Baltimore, MD, will be hosting screenings of Resilience and discussion panels for community members and stakeholders. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and begin discussing, planning, and mobilizing our communities to move towards resilience.
Resilience film synopsis:
Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) & the birth of a new movement to treat & prevent toxic stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease & cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on adult health and behavior. This film is filled with field experts that discuss in detail how things from divorce and incarceration to abuse & neglect can shape and wire a child’s brain in ways that can perpetuate trauma, increase unwanted health and social outcomes or break the cycle of trauma & promote good health and healing in families and communities. After each screening, all attendees are welcome to stay for the post-film discussion.
RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope trailer: https://youtu.be/We2BqmjHN0k