The Cabell County Family Resource Network (FRN), Cabell County Student Empowerment Team and Marshall University are hosting a screening of the film, “Resilience,” on Nov. 27 at 2 locations:
Cabell County location is at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Room BE5 (One John Marshall Drive in Huntington)
Mason County location is at MU’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center (One John Marshall Drive in Point Pleasant).
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For more details, the full press release is below.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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“Resilience” film screening to showcase study findings, bring strategies to Cabell, Mason counties
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The child may not remember, but the body remembers.
The Cabell County Family Resource Network (FRN), Cabell County Student Empowerment Team and Marshall University are hosting a screening of the film, “Resilience,” on Nov. 27.
“Resilience” 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. 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.
The film will be shown in Cabell and Mason Counties on Nov. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Cabell County location is at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Room BE5 (One John Marshall Drive in Huntington). The Mason County location is at MU’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center (One John Marshall Drive in Point Pleasant).
“The negative risk factors and toxic stress – the ACES children face can have lasting impacts on their development and long-term health,” said Debra Harris Bowyer, Cabell County FRN Coordinator. “However, there is break through science behind having every day interventions to counteract effects of toxic stress. The movie “Resilience” talks about the research of the biology of stress and the science of hope.”
The event will start with the film and end with a discussion on how participants can implement strategies from the film in their own lives and communities. Registration is required. To quickly register for either location, R.S.V.P. at bit.ly/resilience_mu_registration. The registration deadline is Nov. 21. CEUs are available for WV social work licensure.
According to the “Resilience” film website (kpjrfilms.co/resilience), 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.
The CDC states that childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) have been linked to:
- risky health behaviors,
- chronic health conditions,
- low life potential, and
- early death.
As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes. The wide-ranging health and social consequences of ACEs underscore the importance of preventing them before they happen. CDC promotes lifelong health and well-being through Essentials for Childhood – Assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children. Essentials for Childhood can have a positive impact on a broad range of health problems and on the development of skills that will help children reach their full potential.
Combined, the results of the study painted a staggering portrait of the price our children are paying for growing up in unsafe environments, all the while adding fuel to the fire of some of society’s greatest challenges. However, this very same study contains the seed of hope: all of the above-mentioned risk factors — behavioral as well as physiological — can be offset by the presence of one dependable and caring adult. It doesn’t need to be the mother or the father. It doesn’t even need to be a close or distant relative.
In September, the group presented the first ACES film screening of “Paper Tigers.” The “Resilience” film is the second in the series. This program is presented with financial assistance as a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
The Cabell County Family Resource Network (FRN) is a partnership of individuals, families and agencies working together to promote the well-being of children and families in Cabell County. Since its incorporation in September 1993, the Cabell County FRN has brought together a broad-based representation of partners, including business representatives, consumers, and service providers from health, education, housing, and social services. These partners are critical to improving the well-being of our families and children. The Cabell County FRN envisions a coordinated, community-based social service system responsive to the needs of families and effective in enhancing the success of individuals and families to responsibly achieve their goals.
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To access the “Resilience” Press Kit: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/press-kit/