Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the 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.
There will be a Q&A with a panel of experts after the film screening.
Rebecca Newton - Online Child Safety Expert
Ellen Reckhow - County Commissioner
David Reese - East Durham Children's Initiative
Rachel Glanter - Exchange Club Family Center
Kevin Spears - Center for Child and Family Health
Seating is limited.
This event is sponsored by Durham Rotary Club and Carolina Theatre of Durham.