The child may not remember, but the body remembers.
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.
Resilience looks at the birth of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and how it spawned a movement across the United States. The screening premiered at the WaHi Performing Arts center last week.
Next week in Walla Walla, Tuesday Oct. 18, Rick Griffin, Executive Director of Jubilee Leadership Academy, will lead a high energy session on discovering how we can manage our emotional response to life's daily challenges with simple, effective strategies. Get your FREE ticket here.