...an able and worthy fire-starter that deserves a wide public and family audience. Consider this new required viewing for counselors, teachers, school leaders, medical teachers, and open-minded parents

— Don Shanahan, Every Movie Has a Lesson


Film • Jan 28

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“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 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.

This film is presented in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education, WREN, Institute for Child Success, and South Carolina First Steps.

Join us after the screening for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Janice Gruendel (Institute for Child Success) and featuring Cassie Barber (Children’s Trust of SC), Melissa Strompolis (South Carolina Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Initiative, Children’s Trust of SC), and Zakiya D. Esper (Founder, Sowing Seeds Into the Midlands).

Following the panel, there will be an information fair and reception in the lobby with:

Institute for Child Success
Resilient Richland
Children’s Trust of South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Education
Sowing Seeds in the Midlands

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2016. USA. 60 minutes. Not Rated.