Eastern Panhandle Juvenile Drug Court is hosting a screening of the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope at the WVU Health Sciences Auditorium (2500 Foundation Way), Martinsburg WV, on October 29, 2019 at 6:00pm. After the viewing of the documentary RESILIENCE, please join Avery and Jeremy for a discussion about ACEs and Resiliency. Avery Bowman, MD is a retired ER physician and volunteer paramedic. Dr. Bowman currently uses her skills, knowledge and compassion teaching yoga and trauma informed yoga. Jeremy Speer, MSW, LGSW is a veteran, social worker, and is currently completing yoga teacher training. Avery and Jeremy combine their experiences to teach organizations and communities about the impact of ACEs and Resiliency (the film is 1 hour). Please share this with others that may be interested!
Trailer to the film:
RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. 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.
However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.