The Resilience Film
"THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS."
The Resilience film website summarizes the documentary like this:
"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. 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."
Read more about the film at the filmmakers' website.
CASA of Central Virginia has bought a copy of the film, and has license to screen it in our area. Check out our Events page for the next public screening, free of charge. Plus, you can submit a request below to borrow the film to have a private screening for your organization, or to have CASA host a screening, and/or facilitate a discussion about the film.