Join us for a free screening of 'Resilience- The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope', the follow-up film to the award-winning documentary Paper Tigers.
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.
Screening made possible through support from the Alaska Children's Trust.
Brought to you by the Ketchikan Indian Community and Women in Safe Homes. Contact Arika Paquette by phone at 907-228-4371 or email.