Tuesday, November 27
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blackstone Library and East Shore District Health Department are partnering to offer a free screening of RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE, a film about childhood trauma and the adverse effects on health over a lifetime — and the role that everyone in the community can play in reversing them.
Location: Branford Fire Department, 45 N. Main Street, Branford
This one-hour documentary explores Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything 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. Find out how people across the country are working to address Toxic Stress.
Following the film, local health professionals will be on hand for a discussion and to answer questions. Screening is free and open to all.
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
Additional screenings will be offered:
Wednesday, December 5, 6:30–8 pm Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven
Thursday, January 10, 6–7:30 pm Edward Smith Library, 3 Old Post Road, Northford
Questions? Please call Barbara Naclerio, East Shore District Health Department, 203-488-4233.