‘Resilience’ screening, discussion

Apr 13, 2018

Rockport — Through May, the Midcoast Resilience Project is hosting free documentary screening and discussion programs for the Midcoast community. The film screened is “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope” (2016, USA). The next film and discussion event will be Wednesday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Keelson Drive off Route 90. Admission is free and all are encouraged to attend.

“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.

The next showing will be Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. at Rockland’s South Elementary School. 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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