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Free “Resilience” Film screening set for Nov. 16

A free screening of the award winning “Resilience” film will be offered to the public and professionals on Nov. 16, 8 a.m. – Noon, at Discovery Bible Fellowship near Collinsville. The event is sponsored by: His Daughter’s House, Sooner SUCCESS, Oklahoma Project Launch and Discovery Bible Fellowship. RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the promising begin­nings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat Toxic Stress, and greatly im­prove the health of future generations.

When it was controversial to even think of asking patients about taboo subjects, the ACE Study dared to ask questions like, Were you sexually abused as a child? Did you have a parent who was an alcoholic? The answers produced a public health revelation. For the first time, the loss of a par­ent through death, divorce or incarceration and other traumatic childhood experiences such as living with an alcoholic parent or being sexually abused was conclusively linked to both physical and mental health problems later in life.

ACE, or Acute Childhood Experiences score, are now understood to lead to early onset heart disease diabetes, addiction and depression. Under­standing that a broken-hearted child is more likely to suffer from mental and physical illnesses as an adult has professionals of all kinds asking.

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE uses beautiful animation and compelling characters to explore the science and the solutions. The film follows pioneering individuals who looked at the ACEs research and the emerging science of Toxic Stress and asked, Why are we waiting?

Since implementing “trauma-informed” policies and practices, communities have seen drastic reductions in rates of everything from dropping out of high school to teen pregnancy, and youth suicide domestic violence.


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