40 Center St. Ellenville NY 12428
EPL&M to Screen RESILIENCE Film about Kids & Toxic Stress
Ellenville Public Library, ACES and Ulster County will present RESILIENCE on Friday, March 13th at 5:30pm followed by a four-member live panel discussion led by Ulster County Deputy Executive Director Anna Markowitz. This special screening is free and open to the public.
RESILIENCE looks at the birth of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and how it spawned a movement across the world. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016; its first two screenings were sold out.
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As 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. The film delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience 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.
According to Director James Redford, “The more resilient a child is, the more likely they are to deal with negative situations in a healthy way that won’t have prolonged and unfavorable outcomes. Resilience is not an innate characteristic, but rather is a skill that can be taught, learned and practiced. Everybody has the ability to become resilient when surrounded by the right environments and people.”
In addition to Anna Markowitz, panelists include: Janice Cyr, Institute for Family Health; Kezia Cooper, Ulster County Mental Health; and Kim Mapes, Restorative Justice and Community Empowerment Center.
The 60-minute film will be shown in the library’s community room at 40 Center Street.
For more information, call 845-647-5530.