Jefferson County Public Library and our community partners are hosting a free screening of the film RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE. See how libraries, pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities are using cutting-edge brain science to help the next generation break the cycles of violence, addiction and disease.
Thursday, February 8 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson County Courts & Admin Building
Hearing Room 1
100 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80419
$5 suggested donation. Light refreshments served. RSVP now!
About the film:
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary 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. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, 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.
For questions or comments, please email Carolyn at [email protected]