Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope


How do adverse childhood events affect the mental and physical health of children? How might these events have affected you? How can we use this information to improve our community?

Join us for a screening and discussion of RESILIENCE, 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. Recognized to be one of the drivers for conditions as diverse as heart disease, cancer, substance abuse and depression – extremely stressful experiences in childhood are understood to alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

This event will take place on June 13th at 8AM at the Westchester Library System, 570 Taxter Rd., Suite 400, Elmsford, NY. Breakfast will be provided.

Following the screening, we will host a discussion about the film and how we can build resilient Westchester communities.

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