Join Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg High School, and Mission Central for the presentation and panel discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope in the Harrisburg High School Auditorium on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. To RSVP, please click here.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope is a one-hour documentary that explores the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and 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. This movement is also used to treat and prevent Toxic Stress, which is now understood to be one of the leading causes of health problems ranging from heart disease, cancer, substance abuse, and depression. Likewise, 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.

Please join a panel discussion which will follow the documentary presentation and will be moderated by Ryan Riley, President and State Director for Communities In Schools of PA.  Panelists include:

Yvonne Hollins – Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club

Mavis Nimoh – CGSC (Creative Growth Strategic Capital) Founder and Principal

Dr. Hector Ortiz – Assistant Professor at Central Penn College, Graduate Program

Karl Singleton – Senior Adviser to the Mayor of Harrisburg (tentative)

 

For More Information, Please Contact:

Shelly Grim | shelly@cisofpa.org | (717) 233-4330 x105