Conversations That Matter...Two Film Nights - the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 16, 2017 / comments

[Juline Aguilar: El Dorado ACEs Collaborative; Marshall Foundation; El Dorado High School]

Would you like to learn more about the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences? The answer to healing the impact of toxic stress is resilience, or having the ability to bounce back. 

What are things that build resilience? 

To learn more, join us for two movie nights with discussion. There is no charge. 

The first movie, Resilience, explains toxic stress and how to build resilience. The second movie, Paper Tigers, is a documentary that tells the story of a high school in the state of Washington, and profiles a handful of teens, coping with toxic stress. 

Teachers who understand the impacts of trauma connect with these students and help them build resilience. Don't miss out on these two powerful films followed by discussion.  Need annual training hours? Be sure to sign-in that night and FKCE training certificates will be available.  Refreshments will be served.
Conversations That Matter...Two Film Nights:
Thursday, October 19th
El Dorado High School
Paper Tigers
Thursday, October 26th
El Dorado High School
Sign up for free tickets here:
It only takes a couple minutes!
Brought to you by members of the El Dorado ACEs Collaborative, Marshall Foundation for Community Health and El Dorado High School, the following two films will be shown (followed by discussion)-

Resilience on 10/19/17
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. Join us to watch the documentary Resilience, followed by a discussion afterwards. This film reveals how 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. Watch trailer-

Paper Tigers on 10/26/17
Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?

In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the specter of a hard childhood.

Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love. Watch trailer-