The UpValley Family Centers in partnership with @Cope Family Center and the @Napa County, California – Government, Mental Health Department is hosting a free screening of a documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope on April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Multi-Purpose Room at Calistoga Junior-Senior High at 1608 Lake Street, in Calistoga.
“THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.
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.” – KPJR Films