FREE Community Screening and Facilitated Discussion
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
Doors open at 5:45 – Screening at 6:30
Registration is required
The NATIONAL RESILIENCE INSTITUTE is proud to present, in conjunction with the Children’s Bureau of the US Department of Health and Human Services, a free screening of RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE.
Following the screening, NRI will host a community dialogue led by a panel of local experts and leaders to discuss useful tools and practical skills for trauma-informed resilience building.
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.” -KPJR Films