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Resilience Documentary

A Northwestern Watch & Talk Event
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 | 1 to 3 p.m.

Plan to attend a free screening and discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Resilience is a 1-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of 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. 

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience are proving, what's predictable is preventable. Physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they're using cutting-edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

This Watch & Talk event is hosted by Northwestern College social work, Community Health Partners, DCAT/Community Partnership for Protecting Children, ISU Extension, and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa.

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