Join us for a screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. This powerful one-hour documentary film delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and chronicles the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Stressful experiences in childhood have a lifelong impact, and have been linked to heart disease, cancer, substance abuse, and depression. However, as the experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers, and communities are daring to talk about the effects of ACEs, and they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
After the film screening, a panel discussion will unpack some of the issues raised in the film, particularly as they impact our practice here in Philadelphia. The panel will be moderated by Elleanor Jean Hendley, an Emmy-Award-winning broadcast journalist who is now the founder and CEO of Teenshop, INC.
This event is part of a series of programs associated with Meg Saligman’s Rippling Moon: An Urban Fairytale, an ambitious mural project located at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center. Rippling Moon is part of DBHIDS’ yearlong initiative to educate the public about trauma and resilience. Programs include a series of town halls on trauma-informed care, theater-based workshops for children and their families, and a theater production in spring 2018.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Teenshop, Inc., Murals Arts Philadelphia, Defender Association of Philadelphia, and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disABILITY Services are pleased to sponsor this event.