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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 pmFree
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
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