Oct. 12, 2016: ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’

October 6, 2016

20161012-resilience-documentaryWednesday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 116

The School of Nursing presents a free screening of “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” a documentary about adverse childhood experiences, directed by James Redford. An expert panel discussion on the safe use of cannabis will follow the film.

Free and open to the public. Free food.

About the film:
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.

For questions, please email Rachel Muir at rjpellmuir@alaska.edu.

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