"The child may not remember, but the body remembers."
Join us for a screening of Resilience – a documentary that looks at the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how they impact overall health and well-being. Dr. Andrew Bell, Program Director of Children’s Mental Health at Westchester Department of Community Mental Health will lead a conversation after the screening to understand the impact of ACEs on children into adulthood and how to treat and prevent chronic stress. To learn more about ACEs and Resilience now, go to conversations.westchesterlibraries.org.
Space is limited. Registration is encouraged but not required. Valet parking is available in front of the lobby.
About the film: “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.”