By Center for Care Innovations, January 15, 2021
The Resilient Beginnings Network at CCI recently screened Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope a documentary by the late James Redford, a film that traces the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience.
As the makers of Resilience explain, “Toxic stress can trigger hormones that weak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, incarceration, 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 [childhood trauma].”
Some of you asked for more information on the research cited by the documentary. Here you can find the thinkers, studies, and resources mentioned in the film, along with some updated statistics on childhood trauma and resilience...