‘Resilience’ screening, discussion

Feb 21, 2018

Union — Broadreach Family & Community Services has received grant funds from the Maine Children’s Trust to purchase a license to screen the award-winning documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” across Waldo and Knox counties through the end of May.

The next film and discussion event will be Monday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Vose Library, 392 Common Road. Admission is free and all are encouraged to attend. Snow date is March 15.

“Resilience” (2016, USA) is a one-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. 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 is predictable is preventable. Physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect … and using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

For more information, visit the Midcoast Resilience Project’s Facebook page; email resilience@brmaine.org; or leave a message for Patrick Walsh at 338-2200.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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