Free screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope
Posted on 11.21.2017, Tuesday
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Join us next Tuesday, November 28th, at 6:00 pm at Duke Regional Hospital (3643 N. Roxboro Street) for a free screening of the new must-see documentary film Resilience: the Biology of Stress & the Science of HopeResilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as 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 divorce, abuse and neglect, and they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

Science shows the effects of ACEs do not have to be permanent. The film highlights how communities working together can build resilience in kids to overcome the impact of ACEs. Come see this highly acclaimed film to learn more about ACEs, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together, we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Durham’s children.

The screening will take place in the Duke Regional Hospital Auditorium at 6:00 pm, followed by a discussion. Free popcorn and water will be provided. Please click here to learn more about the event, and click here to learn more about the film.

The screening is hosted by: Screening is hosted by: Duke Children’s, Duke University School of Medicine – Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine – Department of Community & Family Medicine, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Well, Durham County Department of Public Health, Durham County Department of Social Services, Exchange Family Center – Durham, Lincoln Community Health Center, Inc, and Together for Resilient Youth – T.R.Y.