Community invited to documentary screening on adverse childhood experiences

Published 3:58 pm Thursday, September 14, 2017

Over 60 folks attended the Community Leaders Breakfast  last spring and began the community conversation to help build a strong, supportive community to support Polk County’s children and families! 

As a follow-up to the community conversation, we will be screening the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” and continue our call to action to improve health in Polk County. The 60-minute film directed by James Redford includes incredible data on cost savings, health impact and social impact numbers when Adverse Childhood Experiences is measured and/or trauma informed care is used.

Whether you attended that breakfast or not, you are invited to join us for this screening and further discussion.

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Our future relies on the healthy growth and development of today’s children. As adults we are responsible for ensuring all children have the safe, stable, nurturing, and healthy environments they need to thrive. When children have supportive, loving relationships with adults their brain architecture is built in a healthy way, forming a solid foundation for future growth and development.

  The screening will be offered at three different times on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Isothermal Community College.

Join nonprofit leaders, friends, neighbors,  the business community, and state and local government in answering the call through North Carolina. Your participation is what will build on the successes our Polk County community already has achieved. Your time and energy make a difference.

– submitted by Cathy Brooks