Resilience – Movie screening and conversation – Date to be rescheduled

Date: April 30, 2020

Start Time: 7 pm

End Time: 8:30 pm

Southington Public Library Program Room
255 Main Street

City: Southington


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.

After the screening we will hold a discussion about the film and how to bring awareness to this issue and become a more trauma informed community.

Open to ALL: Parents, Teachers, Social workers, Public Health professionals, Community workers, or anyone interested in helping children develop resiliency to overcome adversity.

TRIGGER ALERT: We will ask participants to reflect on their own childhood and will be discussing traumatic conditions children may face:

• Divorce • Isolation or Neglect • Hostility • Alcohol/Drug Abuse • Mental Disorders • Physical Abuse •

This event is being co-sponsored by the Southington Public Library.

Thanks to the Petit Family Foundation for funding the ECCS’s purchase of Resilience.

If you want to hold a screening of Resilience for your organization, please contact the ECCS. We have a license to show the movie in Southington.

Registration via the Southington Library will open once the date is rescheduled.