United Way of Lewis County

Collaboration of Community Partners Host Special Documentary Screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. Traumatic stress experienced in childhood (especially sexual, emotional or physical abuse but also even living with neglectful parents) usually leads to a host of illnesses and self-destructive behaviors later in life, from eating disorders to heart disease, to cancer and suicide.

 On April 24th from 11am-3pm at the Centralia College TransAlta Commons, United Way of Lewis County, in collaboration with Family Education & Support Services, Centralia College, Lewis County Early Learning Coalition, DSHS, Lewis County Public Health & Social Services, Providence, Youth Advocacy Center, and Molina Health Care are hosting a special documentary screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. This documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.

 Resilience accentuates the positive and focuses on heroic, charismatic individuals working to find practical ways of treating what some research physicians call “toxic stress.” It broadly explores how treating those suffering from stress caused by ACE’s can improve kids’ lives, especially in poorer communities.

Following the screening, learn about the state of Lewis County and participate in discussion groups that will review evidence-based approaches, compare local needs, and strive to achieve a strategy to lead us into a healthy, trauma-informed community.

To register, please visit www.lewiscountyuw.com/resilience. Lunch is provided. For more information, call United Way at (360) 748-8100.

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