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Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Board of Christian Education invites all parents and grandparents of children and youth to attend a special presentation of the recently-released, hour-long documentary RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 23.
The film will be shown in the church dining room and will be followed by a time of discussion led by church member Monica Gallant, who is the Director of Prevention Services of the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, and a panel of mental health specialists. A light buffet dinner will also be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Please email: [email protected] or sign up at Sign-up Central.
More about the film: Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) during childhood. Toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for dis-ease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Trail-blazers 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 one would choose. RESILIENCE chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.