“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
RESILIENCE 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.
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 household dysfunction, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
Join us as we learn about ACEs and the importance of developing a trauma sensitive culture within our community. For more information, please visit www.yanktonunitedway.org/spark