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by WREN Staff on Jul 21, 2022
Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the documentary RESILIENCE reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. RESILIENCE chronicles a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
This film is presented in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education, Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network- WREN, and SC First Steps to School Readiness.
Join us after the screening for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Janice Gruendel (Institute for Child Success) and featuring Cassie Barber (Children’s Trust of SC), Melissa Strompolis (South Carolina Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Initiative, Children’s Trust of SC), and Zakiya D. Esper (Founder, Sowing Seeds Into the Midlands).
Following the panel, there will be an information fair and reception in the lobby with:
Institute for Child Success
Children’s Trust of South Carolina
Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network- WREN
South Carolina Department of Education
Sowing Seeds into the Midlands
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