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“RESILIENCE:” Free screening, discussion on childhood stress and health

on April 9, 2019

Promotional image for "Resilience," a documentary film. The name of film is set on an background depicting drawings of the human brain.That adverse childhood experiences have lifelong impact is not news. What’s new is the scientific research that conclusively links toxic levels of stress during childhood with specific health and social impacts.

But the science of toxic stress is hastening the science of hope, as creative and concerned pediatricians, educators and communities seize on this knowledge to help break the cycle of adversity and related diseases.

To learn more, and help make Warwick a stronger community, the Orange County Parenting Coalition invites you to a free screening and discussion of:

“Resilience, the biology of stress & the science of hope”

Thursday, April 11,  5:30 to 7 p.m.

Warwick Valley Middle School Cafeteria  
225 West St., Warwick

About the film: 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. But there is hope. Resilience also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using the latest science and tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress — and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Event Sponsors: Orange County Parenting Coalition, NYS Parenting Education Partnership, Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition, Warwick Valley Central School District.

For information call Georgianna Diopoulos, Principal, Warwick Valley Middle School, 845-987-3100.

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