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Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development > Supporting Social and Emotional Development
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress 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—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
Participants will watch this film and participate in a community cafe led by Trevor Storrs of Alaska Children's Trust. We will discuss the ways we can build support networks to reduce toxic stress for our children in Juneau and in Alaska. Appetizers will be served.
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