Toxic stress in a child’s life can affect their biology and eventually lead to adult disorders such as heart disease, cancer, and obesity.
That and potential solutions to those issues are the key messages from a documentary film called Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope, which is being screened at the Ponoka Capitol Theatre this Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Childhood should be filled with memories, games, imagination, family, and fun. Unfortunately not all children have such positive experiences and memories; many children are subjected to repeated stress.
This documentary film Resilience educates the viewer to the well-documented science behind the problem, and also to the achievable solutions that can make a positive impact.
Resilience correlates high ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) scores to increased medical problems in adulthood.
Film director James Redford introduces startling data about ACEs, and offers whole community solutions to help children now, and deter potential medical issues later on in life.
The free screening is hosted by the Ponoka Early Childhood Development Coalition and the Ponoka Parent Link Centre. Individuals who work with, and on behalf of children in community are encouraged to attend.
Parents, foster parents, teachers and teacher’s aides, school administrators, health care professionals, and community advocates would all benefit from viewing this documentary.
Due to limited seats it is recommended to call in advance for seating. Call 403-790-2403 for more information.