Resilience Resources

RESILIENCE chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat Toxic Stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations. This one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer, to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. © 2016 KPJR Films LLC. All rights reserved.


Produced by KAREN PRITZKER & JAMES REDFORD

Directed by JAMES REDFORD

Executive Producer KAREN PRITZKER Executive Producer REGINA K. SCULLY

Co-Producer DANA SCHWARTZ

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Key Concepts and Resources


RESILIENCE Film Screening


ACEs

ACEs are adverse childhood experiences such as physical and emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver mental illness, and household violence. ACE’s impact children’s developing brains and can change how they respond to stress. The higher a child’s ACE score, the more likely he or she is to suffer from toxic stress. Without supportive adults, children with high ACEs can suffer from poor academic achievement and behavioral issues and long term health effects such as chronic disease and substance abuse.



RESILIENCE

The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult.



TOXIC STRESS

ACEsTooHigh– News site covering ACEs research and practices

Hope Beyond Hurt - infographic



TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

  1. Identifying and assessing traumatic stress.

  2. Addressing and treating traumatic stress.

  3. Teaching trauma education and awareness.

  4. Having partnerships with students and families.

  5. Creating a trauma-informed learning environment (social/emotional skills and wellness).

  6. Being culturally responsive.

  7. Integrating emergency management & crisis response.

  8. Understanding and addressing staff self-care and secondary traumatic stress.

  9. Evaluating and revising school discipline policies and practices.

  10. Collaborating across systems and establishing community partnership​