Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
April 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACES). 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 birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of local area experts:
- Dr. Megan Beers, Senior Director, Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health, Wellspring Family Services
- Sheila Capestany, Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth, Best Starts for Kids Lead
- Mark Fadool, Clinical Director, Mental Health Services, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
- Jessica Lawmaster, Executive Director, Program for Early Parent Support
- Moderator: Anthony Detrano, Vice President, Communications and Marketing at Wellspring Family Services