On Saturday, April 27th at 1 p.m. a special viewing of the documentary “Resilience” will be shown at the White Salmon Valley Community Library. This is a free event sponsored by the Skamania Klickitat Community Network, White Salmon Valley Community Library and ESD 112 Prevention and Youth Services.
Following the showing attendees are invited to share ideas on approaches local communities can set in motion to become more trauma-informed and responsive. It is an opportunity to learn about initiatives that help children and families be healthy, prosperous and resilient.
“Resilience” is an award winning one-hour movie that looks into the science showing how the negative stress of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can seriously compromise health and well-being in children and adults.
Produced by James Redford, the movie is a follow up to his other documentary, “Paper Tigers”, which explored how ACEs affected students at an alternative high school in Walla-Walla, Washington.
“Resilience” goes further, highlighting effective strategies used to address factors that contribute to ACES-neglect, drugs and alcohol, crime and poverty. Medical experts, educators, law enforcement professionals and health care practitioners profiled in “Resilience” are proving what’s predictable is preventable.
Communities across Washington State have been leading the nation in implementing trauma informed practices that help lead to more positive outcomes. Many communities credit these practices with helping to increase high school graduation rates while reducing instances of teen pregnancy, juvenile incarceration and youth suicide.