The RESILIENCE film is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.
This is now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from health harming behaviours e.g. substance misuse, offending behaviour, to mental health and wellbeing issues including anxiety and depressions through to physical illness including heart disease, cancer and even premature death.
Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on children, impacting on their health and behaviour through the life-course. Whilst the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune.
RESILIENCE, however, chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back- ACE’s are not and should not be our destiny. Trailblazers in Paediatrics, Education, and Social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to prevent and protect children from the effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
Let’s together be inspired to continue writing a new future!
This virtual screening will be taking place at 6pm via Vimeo link, followed by a Q&A session via YouTube from approximately 7pm.
Panellists for the Q&A include:
- Joanne Hopkins, Director of the ACE Support Hub
- Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner
- Lindsey Watkins- Head teacher at Millbrook Primary School Newport
- Meinir Williams Jones- Barnardo’s (North Wales)
- Emma Wools - Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner South Wales Police
People who have registered will be sent a link and password at 5pm on the 8th July, one hour before the screening starts. The link and password will be made active at 6pm.
If you don't receive the email at 5pm, please check your spam folder. If you still can't find it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Public Health Wales, and you will be sent the link and password.