Resilience Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/16/2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location
George Washington School

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Join Us for a FREE film screening of RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope by KPJR Films
Followed by a panel discussion with:
• Beth Lewis-Jackson, Director of Special Ed for KCSD,
• Beatriz Vides, Founder, Crossnore School & Children’s Home,
• Dr. Marta Sanchez, Institute for Family Health,
• Mary Beth Coons, Founder, Resilient Child Fund, and
• Esther, Peer Advocate

Thursday, May 16th, 6-8pm
George Washington Elementary School Auditorium
Childcare is available, 5:30pm-8:30pm, at the Everette Hodge Community Center Barn, 21 Franklin St, Kingston
Register for child care at http://bit.ly/LiveWellKingston-Childcare or Call (845) 334-3909.
All are welcome, including: parents, educators, health services providers, and community.
Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own water bottle to reduce waste.
This event is a collaboration of: Live Well Kingston, Kingston City School District and the Institute for Family Health

The child may not remember. But the body remembers.
This film focuses on what happens over time to a person when they experience trauma and toxic stress
during childhood. Researchers have found that traumatic events in a person’s life can cause long-term
damage to their brains and their bodies. This can put a person at a higher risk for diseases and even
cause a person to die sooner than someone who doesn’t experience trauma.

Trauma can happen to people of all ages, all skin colors, in all parts of our community. Nobody chooses
to have this in their life. Families, doctors, schools, and mental health workers can learn to be more
understanding of what can be done to help children heal from trauma and become strong and resilient.

We hope you join us in building a trauma resilient Kingston!

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