CSJ’s Traumatology Institute in partnership with Rutland Mental Health Services and Community College of Vermont is pleased to present a special screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. This powerful one-hour documentary film delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and chronicles the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Stressful experiences in childhood have a lifelong impact, and have been linked to heart disease, cancer, substance abuse, and depression. However, as the 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 ACEs, and they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
Discussion of the film will follow, and the public is invited to attend.