The Northeast Workforce Board is pleased to partner with the Potts Family Foundation to co-host this extraordinary event in Northeast Oklahoma. The event will consist of a one-hour long documentary that can be viewed online at your convenience from 12PM Friday, October 23rd through 10PM, Sunday October 25th. The link and password for the film will be sent to registrants. There will be two options to join a virtual discussion with questions and answers on Monday, October 26th from 12-1PM and Monday, October 26th from 6:30-7:30PM. A separate registration will be provided for the discussion panel by Noon on Saturday, October 25th.
The child may not remember, but the body remembers. As the documentary Resilience reveals, TOXIC STRESS (caused by Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs) 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, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back.
Trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress- the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
Oklahoma leads the nation in the number of children with four or more ACEs. When we come together as informed, caring individuals and communities, we can help mitigate these adversities and build resilience and hope. We are at a tipping point in making a significant impact on the negative effects of childhood adversity.
The viewing of this film is open to the community. However, individuals who may have a heightened interest would include those who work closely with children. We encourage teachers from K-12 schools, Career Tech, Higher Education, Social Services, Faith-Based Communities and Local Elected Officials to view and participate in the Q &A sessions.
The Resilience trailer can be accessed here: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/
Link to the event registration can be accessed here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rogers-county-resilience-the-biology-of-stress-the-science-of-hope-tickets-123240673171