FREE SCREENING – RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

FREE SCREENING – RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

If you are a parent, professional working in education, children’s services or mental health, a counsellor or trainee counsellor or interested in the impact of adverse childhood experiences then this film is a must see for you.

About the film…
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.

The purpose of the film screening is to raise awareness so that we can all make a difference to the lives of those that have been affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and have an understanding that impacts our work and practice.

Guest Speakers are:

Survivor – Author of the book ACEs in the shadows

Judy James – A professional coach-therapist

Laura McConnel – A teacher, writer and ADHD campaigner from Edinburgh


6:00 pm – Guests to arrive and to be seated in the Theatre screen
6:15 pm Power point Introduction by the CUMBRIA RESILIENCE PROJECT
6:30 pm Film Screening
7:30 pm Brief presentation from A. Survivor
7:40 pm Judy James presentation
8.00 pm Laura McConnell Presentation
8:20 pm Q&A to the panel
8:40 pm Refreshments and 1-1 discussions in Mountain Hall/Bar
9:15 pm estimated finish

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Food will be available on the evening in our café or in our Taste Deli up until 8.15pm