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Commission on Disability, Newton SEPAC and Federation for Children with Special Needs Present Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

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Commission on Disability, Newton SEPAC and Federation for Children with Special Needs Present Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

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Newton Commission On Disability Mental Health Subcommittee & Newton SEPAC, courtesy of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, present a virtual screening and discussion of the documentary film Resilience. The film will be followed by a discussion with Renee Marchant, Psy.D of NESCA and Mary-Beth Landy, Senior Trainer, FCSN.

This documentary  explores  the birth of a new movement  among pediatricians, therapists,  and educators,  among others,  who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.

Resilience is a one-hour  documentary  that delves into the science  of Adverse Childhood Experiences  (ACE’s) and the birth of a new movement  to treat and prevent toxic stress.  Toxic stress  manifests  in a range of conditions from heart disease  and cancer to substance abuse  and depression. Extremely stressful  experiences in childhood can alter brain development  and have lifelong effects  on health and behavior.

Experts and practitioners  profiled in RESILIENCE  demonstrate that what is predictable  is preventable. Physicians, educators,  and social workers speak about childhood stressors like divorce, abuse,  and neglect and new strategies that work to break the cycles of adversity and disease.

Closed Captioning will be  provided. For more information on the Newton COD please go to: https://www.newtonma.gov/COD

Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities requiring assistance. Please contact the City of Newton’s ADA/Section 504 coordinator for assistance at least two business days in advance of the event at jfairley@newtonma.gov or at 617-796-1253.

For telecommunication relay service please dial 711 or call City Hall’s TTY/TTD line at 617-796-1089.

 

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Date:
October 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizers

Federation for Children with Special Needs
Newton Commission on disability
Newton SEPAC

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