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‘Resilience’ film screening to showcase study findings

November 26, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Family Resource Network (FRN), Cabell County Student Empowerment Team and Marshall University are hosting screenings of the film, “Resilience,” on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

“Resilience” 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. 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.

The film will be shown from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Room BE5 in Huntington and MU’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant, W.Va.

“The negative risk factors and toxic stress - the ACES children face can have lasting impacts on their development and long-term health,” said Debra Harris Bowyer, Cabell County FRN Coordinator. “However, there is break through science behind having every day interventions to counteract effects of toxic stress. The movie ‘Resilience’ talks about the research of the biology of stress and the science of hope.”

The event will start with the film and end with a discussion on how participants can implement strategies from the film in their own lives and communities. Registration is required at bit.ly/resilience_mu_registration. CEUs are available for WV social work licensure.

Learn more about the film at kpjrfilms.co/resilience. To learn more about the Cabell County Family Resource Network, visit www.cabellfrn.org.

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