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Resilience Documentary: Telling the Story of ACEs

The 60-minute documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope does an excellent job of explaining Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), how common they are, the significant physical and mental health impact they can have and, importantly, how to lessen these impacts—through resilience. View the trailer.

To date, at least 5,000 people in Wake County have viewed Resilience—many through free public screenings at the Marbles Kids Museum IMAX and through borrowing the Resilience DVD from AHA. Some organizations have purchased the DVD as well. Marbles is working to schedule additional screenings—details coming soon!

Schools, businesses, nonprofits, medical providers and other organizations in Wake County may borrow the DVD from AHA to share with staff, Boards, volunteers, partners and community. Organizations must complete the Resilience DVD Usage Agreement to reserve the DVD; you may wish to contact Lisheema Barr to learn whether the DVD is available on your date(s) of interest before submitting the form. AHA can provide some resources to support a screening and discussion of the film.

Awareness of ACEs and resilience is a significant first step in our community’s work around preventing future ACEs and building resilience for all in Wake County; the film provides an excellent introduction. Many thanks to the many partners who are working to improve health in Wake County through this work!

 

 

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