curtis contemporaries

Contemporaries Film Series Continues with “Resilience”

Thursday November 2, 2017

6:00 pm in the Morrell Meeting Room

RESILIENCE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians,therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

A one-hour documentary that delves intothe 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.

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable.

These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect.

And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

A panel discussion will follow featuring:

Stacey Jenkins, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, and Art Therapist

Martin Mackey, Principal, The REAL School

Bear Shea, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Director of The REAL School Treatment Services

Day & Time: Thursday November 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Joyce Schmitt 207-725-5242 x219 jschmitt@curtislibrary.com