Is there a biological connection brought on by abuse and neglect that can put children at a greater risk of a short, distressing life? This topic is explored through the film Resilience, which will be screened from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Youth Service Bureau located at 808 W. Pike Street in Crawfordsville.
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” The documentary discusses the science behind how toxic stress, a result of experiencing trauma from abuse and neglect, can increase the likelihood that a child will deal with disease, homelessness, prison time and even early death.
The film is approximately one-hour long. After the film, local experts will discuss how adverse childhood experiences impact our local community and how residents can join in on efforts to prevent childhood trauma from occurring.
The regional screenings of this documentary are being hosted through a partnership amongst the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Youth Services Association, the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative, the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions, the Indiana State Department of Health, the Commission on Improving the Status of Children and the Indiana Department of Child Services.
There will be other screenings of Resilience across Indiana throughout June. All screenings of this documentary are free on a first come, first serve basis. The screenings will lead to a statewide event sponsored by Franciscan Health and hosted by Pike Township Schools. It will feature one of the authors of the original Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES), Dr. Robert Anda.
For questions, please contact Autumn Clark at email@example.com